Living with chronic pain affects just about every aspect of your life, including your emotional state. As part of their complete pain management treatment therapies at Boston PainCare, with locations in Waltham, Concord, and by appointment only in Natick, Massachusetts, the integrative team of board-certified physicians offers behavioral therapy. Behavioral health modifications can help you cope with pain personally, socially, and in everyday situations. Learn how you can benefit from behavioral therapy as part of your individualized pain management plan. Call the office closest to you to schedule an appointment or book online.
Since chronic pain impacts your quality of life, including personal and professional relationships, behavioral therapy helps you change your mood, your outlook, or unhealthy habits. When you’re dealing with pain every day, it’s easy to become depressed, anxious, and feel isolated from others. As a result, you may develop sleep problems, have trouble losing weight, or grow dependent on pain medications or alcohol.
Behavioral therapies help you manage the emotional stress of living with chronic pain so you can focus on taking steps to feel better, physically and emotionally.
At Boston PainCare, behavioral therapy health services include:
In addition to the in-house behavioral therapies, providers at Boston PainCare help you get connected with a variety of community support organizations or programs, too. So, if you need in-home health support or a job retraining program, your behavioral health care team can help you find the resources you need to thrive.
Recent research indicates that cognitive behavioral therapy helps people cope with chronic pain. CBT helps you change your thought patterns, reduce stress, and face the challenges that come with managing chronic pain. In this collaborative approach between you and your therapist, you connect how your thoughts, beliefs, and attitude toward your health condition affect your feelings and behaviors.
Once you identify your unproductive thought patterns, you can learn more beneficial ways of thinking and behaving, and dealing with your pain in different situations. When it comes to chronic pain, for example, feeling hopeful and optimistic about an upcoming treatment or procedure, rather than feeling hopeless or thinking the treatment won’t relieve your pain, can make a difference in the overall results.
CBT can help you stop fearing the worst outcome, see your situation from a different perspective, and develop a more positive way of thinking. Through the comprehensive behavioral therapy program at Boston PainCare and the team of empathetic specialists, you can learn to establish attainable goals and face your fears as you work on managing your physical and emotional health.
To learn more about the comprehensive pain management program, including behavioral therapies, at Boston PainCare, schedule a consultation using the online booking system, or call the office closest to you in Waltham or Concord, Massachusetts.