Chronic pain is when a person experiences pain for a period of at least three months. It can be reduced when it is understood how the nervous system works. The nervous system, which sends pain signals, may have become disturbed. This type of pain can continue even after the injury or illness that caused it has healed or gone away.
People who take responsibility for the management of their pain can lead a normal life. Chronic pain can cause physical problems and emotional distress such as anger, frustration, or a feeling of helplessness. Feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety can be associated with chronic pain. A negative attitude can increase your pain. However, you can learn to focus on your abilities, positive qualities and ways that allow you to regain control of your life – in spite of the pain. Managing pain is ongoing; every day, step by step. The path back to a satisfying life may not be straight but is achievable when asking for and accepting help and advice.
Some people may benefit from long term medication use, but usually other pain management strategies are required. Pain management includes strategies such as meditation, relaxation and distraction are used to help reduce pain.
Our psychologists are approved for providing workers compensation psychological treatment which is funded by your insurer after your claim is approved. Pain management is approached within a Cognitive Behavioural Framework.
We also provide psychological treatment for injuries sustained by motor vehicle accidents. We provide psychological reports for workers compensation or motor vehicle accidents if required by your solicitor.
Medicare rebates are also available for pain management by registered psychologists with a Mental Health Treatment Plan.
Motor Vehicle Injuries (CTP)
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle incident, you may be experiencing financial loss, sadness, anxiety, sleep issues and ongoing pain . It is normal to seek assistance from a psychologist to help you through your difficulties. A psychologist can assist with providing you strategies to help you manage your pain.
Reach out to our Client Relationship Team today and discover how we can help you.