Chronic Pain Treatment

In the March 7, 2011 issue of TIme Magazine, the topic is Finding new ways to treat pain. Alice Park states, “pain is the human bodyguard, the cop on the beat racing to the scene….protecting you. ”  Pain helps you learn to avoid danger and is essential for survival. The article goes on to ask what happens when pain “goes rogue,” or “sends off false alarms and becomes a persistent, unceasing torment.” Well 76 million people experience pain that does not dissipate. Pain killing medication is effective only for  time and can be very addictive. So, what is the answer?

A multifaceted approach that combines medication, physical therapy, and psychological support to help patients cope is recommended once it is established the pain is chronic. Multidisciplinary approaches tend to help the more severe cases of chronic pain. In addition, alternative treatment including massage, yoga, acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnosis, herbal supplements and biofield therapies (like quigong) can give a sense of relief and control.

Relief is at hand, consult your physician for recommendations. 

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.