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Managing Chronic Pain: Therapies for Mind and BodyManejo del dolor cr³nico: Terapias para la mente y el cuerpo

Managing Chronic Pain: Therapies for Mind and Body

Both the brain and the body are involved in the pain response. The brain "reads" the pain signals from the body. This means that your mind has some control over how pain signals are processed. Mind-body therapies may help change how your brain "reads" pain signals. Talk to your healthcare provider about trying one or more of the therapies listed below.

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Learned Therapies

  • Yoga is a physical meditation that can relax your body and mind. It's also a good way to become more flexible.

  • Relaxation, visualization, and meditation are methods for relaxing muscles and concentrating on something outside of your body. This can lessen the feeling of pain or help you work through it.

  • Coping skills are ways of feeling more in control. These use humor, distraction, or positive thinking to put the pain in its place.

  • Biofeedback is a technique for learning to have more control over your body. This can help you better control your response to pain.

  • Self-hypnosis is a way to train your mind to change your perception of pain.

Counseling and Support Groups

  • Chronic pain support groups can help you feel less isolated. They can also give you tips for coping with pain.

  • Support groups for an underlying condition can help you learn more about controlling that condition and the pain that it causes.

  • Individual counseling can help you learn coping skills and techniques such as visualization and relaxation. Counseling can also help with mood problems. Working with a counselor does not mean that you're mentally ill.

Complementary Therapies

  • Massage helps you relax. It may also help relieve some kinds of muscle and joint pain.

  • Acupuncture and acupressure are treatments in which small needles or pressure is applied to certain sites on the body. They may stimulate the body's natural pain-control system.

  • Chiropractic is a treatment based on manipulation of the spine. It may help with some kinds of back pain.

  • Certain vitamins or herbs may help with some conditions that cause chronic pain. But they may interact with your medications, so check with your healthcare provider or pharmacist before you try them.

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

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2 Chicago Location
+30,240 Patients Treated
8Providers
35 Years in Practice

Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants

Rana Amer, PA-C
Stacia Jones, PA-C

Massage Therapists

Massage Therapists

Richard Van Derveer, RMT, LMT

Ultra Sound Technician

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