What do psychologists do for chronic pain?

Chronic pain is frequently connected with depression, mood swings, anxiety, altered perceptions and cognition, and emotional instability. This is a result of the body’s physical and physiological responses to perceived stress.

What are the qualifications of a psychologist treating chronic pain?

A psychologist is trained in Masters and MPhil with Doctorate in Psychology and are trained to diagnose and treat you for various mental health ailments using psychotherapy and counselling.

Why is psychologist intervention important for chronic pain?

Chronic pain is not just limited to physical ailments but to mental health related issues. Chronic pain is often affected by psychological distress that expresses itself in physical forms and once addressed aptly, improves with consistent treatment. Psychologists for chronic pain play a role in your treatment by resolving these distresses using CBT, Neorofeedback, Biofeedback, Hypnotherapy etc.

What issues can a psychologist assist me with for chronic pain treatment?

  • Pain Beliefs and Thoughts: Negative ideas and attitudes about pain frequently result in impaired emotional and social functioning, as well as a reduced responsiveness to pain-relieving medical therapies.
  • Fear of pain: Pain avoidance habits can result in physical deconditioning and a lower quality of life.
  • Trauma: Psychological therapy can help people cope with the physical and emotional stress that comes with traumatic events that lead to development of chronic pain.

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