Pain Psychology

Endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain are most certainly not “all in your mind” but, like any debilitating chronic illness, have the potential to affect your emotional and psychological well-being. Chronic pelvic pain can weigh heavily on your personal, social and sexual relationships, sometimes resulting in the erosion or breakdown of vital relationships and in turn social isolation and depression. Inability to pursue your education or sustain a job along with the financial repercussions can place you under considerable stress. Simply stated, living with chronic pain can take a tremendous toll on both your mind and your body, and optimal treatment should extend beyond your physical health and include your mental well-being and the mind-body connection.


Pain psychology and counseling offers you the opportunity to explore and address the psychological impact of living with chronic pain.


What are the common goals of psychotherapy for patients with chronic pain?

At Vital Health we work closely with pain psychologist, Dr. Douglas Drucker, PhD, who provides treatment for the psychological impact of chronic pelvic pain.

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Pain Psychology
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Endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain are most certainly not “all in your mind” but have the potential to affect your emotional & psychological well-being.

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Summary
Article Name
Pain Psychology
Description
Endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain are most certainly not “all in your mind” but have the potential to affect your emotional & psychological well-being.