Chronic Pain Service - Individualized
Gives patients tools to better cope with and, in some cases lessen, the physical symptoms as well as the anxiety, frustration, and depression that often accompany pain-related illness.
Chronic Pain SERVICE
Studies have shown that mind/body techniques can improve the health and well-being of persons suffering from chronic illness, including chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Individual sessions for chronic pain gives patients tools they can use to better cope with and, in some cases, lessen their physical symptoms as well as the anxiety, frustration, and depression that often accompany pain-related illness. Anyone experiencing daily pain for more than three months and patients with CFS or fibromyalgia could benefit from these services. These individual sessions are designed to complement medical treatment through a combination of counseling sessions with a psychologist to apply mind/body approaches to pain-specific issues and/or participation in the weekly Relaxation Response Resiliency Program.
- Identify factors or situations that may contribute to your symptoms
- Reduce the intensity and/or frequency of fatigue, pain, and other physical symptoms
- Accept and better cope with certain chronic conditions
- Regain a sense of control and well-being
- Elicitation of the relaxation response through techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing and mindfulness
- Ways to pace yourself and schedule activities to reduce the exacerbation of symptoms
- Safe and gentle stretching exercises
- Healthy eating
- Positive coping strategies
- Skills to help you communicate more clearly and assertively with caregivers as well as colleagues, friends and family
A recent analysis of patient outcomes showed: More than 85% of our patients felt they were better able to manage symptoms; significant decreases in physical and mental fatigue; and significant decreases in distress and discomfort.
To schedule an appointment, please contact Sue Clough at 617-643-6054, or by email at email@example.com.
Staff: Ellen Slawsby, PhD
Pain is an unpleasant feeling that lets you know that something may be wrong. It is one of the body's warning signals that indicates a problem that needs attention.