If you are searching for a more effective treatment for pain relief, ask your doctor about biopsychosocial treatment.
At PainWeek 2016, Beth Darnall, PhD, presented studies that supported the role of psychosocial factors in the treatment of chronic pain.
“What we know is that [pain] is individual,” stated Dr Darnall. “We need to focus on the whole person.”
What is biopsychosocial treatment?
Biopsychosocial treatment for chronic pain involves a combination of medication and psychosocial treatments, such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
These techniques focus on decreasing or dampening pain by teaching the nervous system to respond differently to signals that indicate pain.
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