Effective treatment of pain requires you to target both your brain and body. Psychology, an integral part of the brain, is naturally a component of your pain. A pain psychologist with training and experience in this area can help you. To quote Beth Darnall (from the video above), "working with 1-2 people who have chronic pain is NOT the same thing as being a psychologist who is an expert in the field. You want someone who has specialized training and substantial experience in treating chronic pain."
Unfortunately, you may have heard that your symptoms are "all in your head." Rest assured, your pain is real, and your pain is likely affected by your stress and emotions. Many people, though, do not treat these components which causes their pain to continue. Research has shown that changes can be seen in how your brain processes pain by completing treatment with a pain psychologist. It can even make your medical treatments more effective! But more importantly, our work together will help you take your life back from your pain and illness!
How your brain can help you "tame" your pain and take back your life!
By harnessing the knowledge of neuroscience and psychology, you can re-wire the neural networks that produce pain. This can lead you to improve your life!
One important aspect of our work together involves getting the parts of you that you have lost back. Do you want to get your life going again? If so, we should chat!