Help for patients in pain
Patients in chronic pain have suffered many months or years without pain management strategies, without hope, and often becoming dependent or addicted to opioids. Besides education, these patients require a supportive system to unlearn poor coping habits and lifestyle patterns that contribute to pain. The pain-management coach provides support and guides the patient in learning and implementing self-management strategies.
Chronic-pain syndrome patients have long-held beliefs about pain and mind-body responses to pain that can change with education and support. The transition takes longer, but clients discover their potential and gain a vision of thriving instead of suffering.