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Pain Management

Pain Management Chronic pain is pain which is experienced beyond short episodes, persisting for longer than expected when healing from normal injuries or illness. Chronic pain can result from injuries, illness, or reactions to environmental or emotional stressors, but diagnosis is often complicated by the subjective nature of the condition, and the role of the mind in maintaining the experience of pain.

Conventional medical treatment alone is limited in treating chronic pain, as it is usually experienced as more than just a physical symptom. Other consequences include depression and anxiety, reduced concentration, and reduced functionality in work and social relations, all of which contribute towards a generally diminished quality of life.

This is where a holistic treatment approach can help--as how you perceive and relate to pain is just as important as the experience of the pain itself.

Chronic Pain Treatment

At A Center for Addiction Recovery, complementary therapies are skillfully integrated into the treatment plan to help ease suffering, as well as to support clients in gaining mastery over their habitual responses to chronic pain. Additionally, psychotherapy remains a vital component of treatment, ensuring that any cognitive distortions or anxiety/depression are appropriately addressed.

One of the significant issues associated with chronic pain is inadvertent addiction to painkillers. Without proper management, sufferers of chronic pain end up relying more and more upon high doses of painkillers with diminishing relief; so not only do they end up suffering from pain, but also from an addiction to strong pharmaceutical drugs. This is usually the point at which more comprehensive and skilled management is required.

At A Center for Addiction Recovery, we consider chronic pain from a biopsychosocial perspective--where in addition to medical assessment of any possible organic causes, multi-disciplinary pain management strategies are explored along with psychological assessments and an examination of the social factors associated with the condition.

If you suffer from chronic pain or addiction to painkillers as a result of prolonged pain, contact us to find out how we can help. A combination of Detox and an Intensive residential addiction treatment is often recommended.

For more information on our pain management programs, or for a free confidential consultation call toll free at: 800-570-4562

Pain Management

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