Psychological therapy may be part of your pain treatment plan.
When you are in pain, it is natural to feel angry, sad, hopeless, and depressed. Pain can alter your personality, disrupt your sleep, and interfere with your work and relationships. But, it doesn't have to. Psychological treatment provides a safe, non-drug method to treat your pain directly by reducing high levels of physiological stress that often aggravate pain. Psychological treatment also helps improve the indirect consequences of pain by helping you learn how to cope with the problems associated with pain.
The young couple, fresh off a plane from Miami for a Colorado ski vacation, stood marveling at the rows of jars -- enough marijuana to send someone to prison for a long time back home.
Here was pot being sold openly in a store, taxed and regulated, everything from fluffy buds to infused candy to pre-rolled joints.
“It’s so crazy how many different types there are,” says Lindsay, who declined to give her last name. She’s used to buying only one type: whatever her pot connection has.
Pain coping skills training: By learning how to accommodate your life to pain, you can improve your quality of life significantly.
Psychological treatment can be considered for any intense and recurrent pain problem in conjunction with other pain management treatments. Your health care team can help you decide which treatments may be right for you.