Pain Management is Possible to Alleviate Suffering

Chronic Pain can be unrelenting, however, there are methods that can free you from the cycle of pain. Since pain is influenced by many factors, you may need to take an inventory to determine how the following life issues may be affecting your recovery or adjustment to a medical disability or chronic pain condition. The impact on quality of life according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine shows a dramatic decrease on the overall enjoyment of life (59%), 77% of patients reported feeling depressed, 70% have trouble concentrating, 74% said their energy level is impacted by their pain and 86% reported an inability to sleep well. The statistics are alarming when you consider that 50 million people suffer from chronic pain. Pain costs for lost productivity is a concern to corporations and the healthcare system to the tune of about $100 Billion each year. What you need to know is that, there is help. There are treatment centers, pain techniques and programs that address the following issues:

  • How lifestyle affects your pain
  • Pain medication tolerance
  • Physical inactivity
  • Lack of family support
  • Misunderstanding about chronic pain
  • Stress & pain cycle
  • Financial problems
  • Work issues or limitations

It may be time for a consult or treatment to help alleviate your suffering and get back to a happier and productive life. You don’t have to suffer alone. 

The World Health Organization recently held a conference of 17 countries in Geneva. This is a quote from Professor Harald Breivik, President of EFIC. (European Federation Chapter of the International Association on the Study of Pain)

Chronic pain is one of the most underestimated health care problems of the world today, causing major consequences for the quality of life of the sufferer and a major burden on the health care system in the Western world.”

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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.