After spending years of pretending to be pain-free while keeping up appearances at work, David Roberts finally sought help. Doctors were unable to find a physical cause of the pain, so he had to consider another approach: meditation.Read More
Many people suffer from a persistent, debilitating type of pain called chronic pain. Chronic pain can last for days, weeks, months, or years, and may be most commonly experienced through headaches, back pain, or arthritis.
In the United States, as many as 100 million people may experience some form of chronic pain. This costs approximately $560 billion dollars annually in medical, health care, and professional costs such as loss of work productivity. But there are also personal consequences as well, such as impaired quality of life due to nagging, enduring pain that precludes participation in enjoyable activities.
Because every person experiences pain differently, treatments for chronic pain vary. If you suffer from continual pain that impairs your day to day life, please contact a psychologist using our database. Together, you and your psychologist can identify a treatment plan that meets your individual needs.
For more information about chronic pain, consider these resources:
Personalizing, Delivering and Monitoring Behavioral Health Interventions: An Annotated Bibliography of the Best Available Apps by Kanesha Simmons, MS, E’leyna Garcia, MS, Mary Katherine Howell, MS, and Sharlene Leong, MA
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Psychologist Spotlight: Clinical Qi Gong Enhances Psychotherapy- Considering the Benefits of Energetic Mind/Body Therapy By Dr. Harlene Goldschmidt
Clinical Qi Gong is emerging as an effective mind/body energy based practice that helps patients in making profound personal adjustments to life stressors.Read More
Today’s library system offers a new social support forum and is no longer the quietest building in town. Now, it serves as a lively information gateway for all topics in all types of media (books, magazines, online material, DVDs, etc.) without the nominal purchase fee required by a local coffee shop or bookstore.Read More