When I say “in your head” I certainly do not mean “imaginary”. The pain is every bit as real as the pain from a broken bone.
It is widely acknowledged that current treatments for chronic pain without adequate explanatory pathology work no better than placebo. So it is no wonder that some 3 million Australians are currently living with persistent pain which nothing seems to help.
Study after study demonstrates the role of the amygdala in the perception of many types of chronic pain.
Not many people realise that only around 20% of chronic pain sufferers actually get relief from current treatments, which is not different to placebo, and that this leaves around 3 million Australians experiencing pain pretty much on a daily basis.
This article looks at several reasons why chronic pain patients may not approach a psychologist for help, and/or may not return for more sessions to support or assist them.
How We Can Save $Billions Annually, Using a Novel Chronic Pain Treatment that Aims to Get People Back to Work More Comfortably and Quickly then Ever Before Equally as effective for stress, trauma, depression, anxiety and in fact all psychological disorders that have a component which can be described as learned or conditioned.