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Overview

The person with chronic pain and the family both need to play an active role when it comes to the treatment of chronic pain. This is because a person’s chronic pain impacts not just them individually but also other members of the family. A chronic pain patient, whose pain may be invisible, may experience fluctuating levels of activity, show depressive signs, have unpredictable mood swings, and/or isolate themselves. The family may find themselves being unable to see the patient in pain, and thus may feel stressed, guilty, anxious, and/or powerless, feel alienated, feel the urge to take on more responsibility, withdraw their own important plans, or deal with the patient’s emotional outbursts. This is when family therapy serves to benefit not only the patient with chronic pain but also other members of the family who also are in need of emotional and psychological support as well as education about pain management.
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How effective is Family Therapy for Chronic Pain?

Family therapy is effective in helping the patient with chronic pain learn ways to manage their pain, as well as decrease the emotional and other stressors faced by the patient and the family due to the patient’s chronic pain.

What are the benefits of Family Therapy for Chronic Pain?

Family therapy helps bring light to those unconscious behaviours by family members that perpetuate or maintain the patient’s pain behaviour, such as unintentional reinforcements of maladaptive behaviours. Family therapy also helps the patient, as well as the other family members, deal with their psychological and emotional issues which can help them manage the patient’s pain as well as their emotional well-being.

How many numbers of sessions are required?

The number of sessions required depends on the unique challenges faced by the family as a result of chronic pain as well as any other issues present.