It's your pain, but you don't have to suffer alone.
Coping with pain stems far beyond that of “dealing with it.” Everyone has their own unique way of handling it. With varying thresholds from one person to the next, it is an impossible and unfair notion to downplay your pain. If it’s affecting you, it’s significant. With counseling, it is one’s beliefs about pain that are addressed; along with developing the strategies required to combat self-limiting mentalities.
Common Symptoms of Chronic Pain
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Limit the emotional toll of your chronic pain.
Our quality of life depends on the amount of stress we feel on a day-to-day basis. Living with chronic pain or illness not only limits your physical ability but can also negatively impact your mental health. Conditions like chronic nerve and joint pain, headaches, migraines, arthritis, and back pain are some of the most common examples of persistent physical pain that can lead to depression, stress, fatigue, and problems sleeping. These conditions are widespread across the U.S. today. So much so that nearly 84% of Americans report chronic back pain alone, putting this issue on epidemic levels.
Benefits of Therapy for Chronic Pain
Dealing with chronic pain or chronic illness on your own can be isolating and frustrating. While you work so hard to fix your physical body, your mind remains neglected. Chronic pain counseling supplements interventions like physical training, massage, or medication for your condition by healing the mind. Therapy is an opportunity to learn new skills that will help you cope with your chronic pain or illness, such as learning to manage stress and understanding your physical limitations. Physical pain often extends further than the body. Isolation from friends and family and being limited on what you can and cannot do for yourself creates emotional pain that comes along with your chronic condition.
Therapy allows you to continue to do the things you love that are within your abilities. This may be a new way of doing something you’ve done before, or, finding a new activity, hobby, or craft that keeps your mind and soul productive. Over the years, therapy has evolved to treat the mind and body as one. When the body is in pain, techniques like progressive muscle relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, and guided visualization can all be effective approaches to mitigating the severity. All of these techniques can be coached through therapy sessions with a licensed counselor.
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Our Schaumburg therapists partner with insurances and neighboring healthcare providers in the community to ensure your counseling needs are met in the most efficient way possible. Regardless of your insurance or financial situation, we have flexible payment plans in place so that nothing can stop you from getting the help you or your loved one needs.