When Pain Becomes Complex
For most, the majority of pain conditions are resolved or greatly improved with proper treatment and time. When pain persists longer that 6 months this is an indicator that there are complex factors disrupting the healing process. Other areas of your life begin to be affected and in time you become a pain patient. The constant battle becomes an obsession between a perception of controlling the pain verses a medical solution that will take away the pain. The insistence of the obsession is overwhelming and many find themselves struggling with anger, fear, anxiety, depression, isolation, grief, dependency and addiction.
What is Pain Complex Recovery ?
Complex Pain Recovery® is a complement to pain management, creating a new perspective with a recovery mindset that when practiced will shift the focus and change your experience of pain. This approach addresses the pain in healthier ways so you can gain freedom from thinking, feeling, and acting like a victim, or being held captive by your pain. The goal of Complex Pain Recovery® is to gain a higher level of overall functioning, restore relationships, reduce or eliminate long-term use of opiates, or other habit-forming substances. The Complex Pain Recovery® mindset will entail exploring the complexity of psychological, physiological, and biological factors that are obstructing your potential for healing and overall well-being. Complex Pain Recovery® utilizies a biopsychosocial model that begins to help you distinguish between the physical pain and the emotional suffering it causes.
Focus is on disease (objective) and illness (subjective). In this model chronic pain syndrome extending over time needs to be viewed longitudinally as ongoing, multifactorial processes in which there is a vibrant reciprocal interplay among biological, psychological, and social factors that shape the experience and responses of patients. (Gatchel, Turk, 2002)
Biologically: pain is a signal that the body has been harmed
Behaviorally: pain alters the way a person acts, moves, and anticipates
Psychologically: pain is experienced as emotional suffering
Cognitively: pain calls for thinking about it’s cause, remedies, cures, purpose and meaning.
Culturally: pain has been used to test and prove ones fortitude or to force ones submission.
Consultations and Individual Sessions
One-on-one sessions available by phone, zoom or face to face. Depending on your needs and goals, a one time consultation may be all you require to gain insight and new direction. Others may benefit from more one on one intensives to solidify the recovery process.