Living with pain is always distressing, and if you have been suffering from pain for a long time, often you will begin to experience other difficulties in addition to the physical pain. Effective pain management includes both the physical symptoms as well as all of the other complications that physical pain interferes with, including your personal wellbeing, work and family life.
If you have had an accident or been diagnosed with a painful medical condition, it can be very difficult to hear the news and the future can sometimes seem a little daunting. Likewise, if you have a long-term physical aliment, managing your situation can sometimes feel overwhelming and frustrating. Debilitating pain often prevents people from doing the things and activities they want or need to do, which understandably can result in feelings of anger and low moods. If the cause of the pain is unknown, it can also create added worries and fears about the future.
Pain is always distressing and may also cause tension, anxiety, depression and stress. Whilst medical doctors can help with pain management through medications, or sometimes through injections, surgery and exercise, it is often equally important to seek help with managing all of the other ways that pain affects and impacts on our lives.
If you are experiencing pain, seeking help from a psychologist can be very beneficial in managing all of the associated issues that accompany pain, and in turn help improve overall your quality of life.
At Aspire Health & Psychology in Newport, we have experienced psychologists who specialise in pain management. They utilise a number of different psychological therapies and interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), to help reduce the negative impact that pain can have on our lives, and help deliver positive outcomes for our clients.
To make an appointment with one of our psychologists, call Aspire Health & Psychology on (03) 9391 9866.