Chronic pain can cause depression, and depression can make pain worse. Our goal at Center for Pain Management is to break the cycle of chronic pain and depression and to help our patients cope with the anxiety and emotional difficulties that accompany chronic pain.
We provide patients with tips for relaxation and stress management, and in our group therapy classes, we teach patients how to recognize and manage situations that could cause additional stress. Our ongoing support helps patients take control of their lives again.
Stress takes a toll on the body. It can cause muscle tightness, sleep disturbances, poor eating habits, chronic headaches, and other conditions. When a patient is experiencing stress and back pain, we must treat both conditions simultaneously, because stress can slow the healing process.
If you have anxiety or depression, we may recommend solutions such as massage, deep-breathing techniques, medication, and skills coaching.
Depression and anxiety interfere with the body’s ability to heal, as well as personal relationships. We help our patients develop techniques for managing their symptoms, and we equip them with the knowledge to avoid potential conflicts or stressors in their lives. Psychological services are part of our whole-person approach to care – we want to treat all of the factors that contribute to pain.
If you need psychological support for your chronic pain condition, please call us today: (317) 706-7246.