In the midst of the opioid crisis, some people are experiencing greater hesitation in accepting prescriptions for powerful painkillers, and physicians are more reluctant to provide the prescriptions in the first place. For these reasons, many people are looking for other methods to manage pain. Though pain is very much a biological phenomenon, many people do not realize that there is also a fairly significant psychological component to pain as well. Furthermore, the rapid rate of new information coming out of the neurosciences is constantly updating us on how the brain and body both sense and perceive pain. Indeed, a recent article in Psychology Today tells us about how brain imaging demonstrates that we can actually unlearn chronic pain. And even some new apps, such as Curable, are proving to be remarkably effective in helping people manage their chronic pain symptoms. What a time to be alive!
If you’re experiencing pain, you may want to look into psychological methods of pain management. If you’ve done your research and are interested in starting a round of pain management therapy, consider giving us a call.