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Using Psychology to Manage Chronic Pain

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What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is characterised as pain which is ongoing and lasts longer than six months. Often these unpleasant feelings remain long after any physical injury has occurred, resulting in negative effects on a psychological, biological, and emotional level.

This unpleasant condition is prevalent in Australia. It is estimated that one third of all individuals will experience chronic pain at some point within their lifetime. For many of these people, the feelings associated with chronic pain can be constant and intense, affecting all areas of life and placing a heavy burden on their loved ones and families. Continue reading to find out if this may be affecting you and how the psychology service at Life Resolutions Doncaster can help alleviate the burden placed on you and your family.

Chronic Pain Symptoms and Signs

There are many varying signs and symptoms which may indicate you are suffering from chronic pain. including, but not limited to;

  • Reoccurring discomfort, tightness, stiffness, and or soreness
  • Pain which may be accompanied by a burning, electrical, aching, or shooting sensation
  • Pain that remains long after an injury has faded or after the time of occurrence.

How We Can Help Manage Chronic Pain

When attempting to resolve chronic pain, there can be a multitude of techniques that are effective. These include: physical remedial processes such as chiropractic and physiotherapy sessions, medication, and psychological counselling. We understand that the emotional responses experienced by individuals with chronic pain can have a significant impact on the pain they experience.

Educating and implementing stable and consistent coping mechanisms can be a useful way for people with chronic pain to improve their quality of life. Psychologically related processes such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can have a positive impact on helping you to change your perception and mindset about pain management and allowing you to improve your quality of life. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is another method that can help you identify specific challenges and stay on track with your treatment plan.

Here at Life Resolutions Doncaster we will assist you in dealing with chronic pain by educating you about what you are going through, identifying adaptive strategies for you to implement, facilitating and supporting your through this, and also assist you in lowering anxiety.

Contact Our Counselling Doncaster

Do not let chronic pain and the debilitating symptoms that come with it hold you back anymore. We are here to help you every step of the way to improve your quality of life and overall sense of wellbeing and happiness.

If you feel that you can relate to this blog, please contact our customer service team to book an appointment today – 1300 668 256 or visit https://www.liferesolutions.com.au/doncaster/counselling-services/pain-management/ for more information on how we can improve your quality of life.

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