WHY? Because most chronic pain experts agree that for recovery to occur in chronic pain, a bio-psychosocial approach is essential. This means that the psychological and social issues should be addressed as well as the biomedical.
This bio-psychosocial component is provided in some comprehensive multi-disciplinary pain management programs that run for about 6 weeks. These programs include physical therapy, occupational therapy, education, psychological counselling and access to physicians and other professionals, but usually cost tens of thousands of dollars and are beyond the means of most people. The program also requires attendance 7-8 hours a day.
An alternative is to gain some education and training in this area by completing a course. When you choose to supplement your existing treatment with this essential component, you will still need to stay under the care of your treating physician.
I’m Dr. Trevor Campbell and my work is focused on this very type of chronic pain management. I’m the author of The Language of Pain, a self-help guide for those with chronic pain and their caregivers, as well as an online course that is user-friendly, effective and evidence-based.
This course fills an urgent need in chronic pain treatment plans. Chronic pain doesn’t happen overnight, it takes months to develop and can even worsen over time.
MY ONLINE COURSE CAN HELP FAST TRACK YOUR RECOVERY AND OVERCOME THE BARRIERS AND OBSTACLES THAT KEEP YOU STUCK.
Having dealt with ongoing pain, that I developed as part of a medical condition, I even found myself feeling stuck at times. Using the principles in my course, I eventually was able to move past pain.
I have helped hundreds of patients, having worked in pain management and opioid reduction programs, disability medicine, and family practice.
I have lectured to physicians, medical residents, and a variety of health care workers.
My special focus is the holistic treatment aspect that specifically targets and seeks to remove the root causes of chronic pain.
TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE, THE COURSE CONSISTS OF FOUR MODULES.
There are also a number of downloadable PDFs on various topics of interest and solutions to problematic situations.
*This offer includes ongoing access to the program including future updates.
I have mentioned that the treatment of chronic pain should be multimodal, possibly consisting of any combination of; medications, injection therapies, surgeries, physical therapies, and complimentary therapies when any of these are appropriate. Your physician knows you best and you need to continue under their care. On the rare occasion that you feel some of the information given may conflict with their direction or instructions, then their advice needs to be sought. The purpose of this course is to provide a bio-psychosocial approach to your treatment plan if you currently don’t have one. Most pain experts believe that this is an essential component for recovery to occur.
You can mention that you are interested in doing a course that emphasizes the bio-psychosocial treatment of chronic pain, that most pain experts agree is essential for recovery to occur. This addition is above and beyond the treatment you are already receiving from your family physician, as well as other possible treating physicians. This should in no way interfere with the treatment you are already receiving. It is accessible and evidence-based.
No, I would say it is natural way to reverse the unhelpful brain changes that have occurred in chronic pain and completely do-able. Prior to the onset of your pain you might well have thought of it as anything but a challenge. The information provided is sound and evidence-based, but significant improvement and recovery will vary from person to person. Outcomes depend much more on how often and how well the information is used and put into practice than what is offered.
This program provides the essential piece that helps reverse the cause of the faulty brain wiring (unhelpful brain changes) in chronic pain which is caused by unhelpful behaviors, thought patterns and an over-focus on pain.
Unless your specific situation requires you to especially not do certain things mentioned in the information, all of the recommendations offered are aligned with general sound health principles and guidelines.
You will have ongoing access to the course with all updates.