Chronic pain is pain that lasts for longer than 12 weeks despite treatment. For most people, chronic pain is pain that carries on even after they have seemingly recovered following an operation or injury. For others, chronic pain occurs without any historic injury.
When our body feels under threat it produces stress hormones that make us feel anxious and tense. The body sees pain as a threat and when it’s persistent or chronic, it can make us feel unwell both physically and emotionally. For this reason, many chronic pain sufferers can also struggle with depression and anxiety symptoms.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is proven to be an effective way to manage the depression and anxiety symptoms that are connected to chronic pain. Learning to manage these symptoms can in turn reduce the stress of pain on your body too.
- Chronic and persistent pa
- Reduced activity levels
- Worrying all the time
- Negative thoughts
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Contact us to book an assessment and discuss treatment options.