Did you know that trauma (even back into childhood trauma) can predict who will likely develop future chronic pain? Furthermore, chronic pain and trauma share psychological characteristics that maintain trauma symptoms and pain. Some of these factors include repeated worry about harm, a focus on the perceived dangers around or internal to you, increased stress responses, and many more! Treating trauma has been shown to lead to some benefits when dealing with chronic pain. There is, though, an added benefit in working with someone who has experience in both areas as they are better able to help you and collaborate with your pain providers!