Neuroscience News: An Effective New Treatment for Chronic Back Pain Targets the Nervous System
“People with back pain are often told their back is vulnerable and needs protecting. This changes how we filter and interpret information from our back and how we move our back. Over time, the back becomes less fit, and the way the back and brain communicate is disrupted in ways that seem to reinforce the notion that the back is vulnerable and needs protecting. The treatment we devised aims to break this self-sustaining cycle,” says Professor McAuley from UNSW’s School of Health Sciences.
CNN: Startling New Science Reveals the Truth About Chronic Pain
“Recognizing that pain is, in fact, worsened by psychological factors makes it no less real.”
Slate Magazine: When Chronic Pain Becomes Who You Are
“For many people like me, it turned out, moving away from pain as an identity isn’t the result of recovery—it’s actually the treatment.” – Isobel Whitcomb for Slate
Consumer Reports: New Ways to Ease Back Pain
“A growing pile of research suggests that talk therapy may help you retrain your brain so that you experience less pain and can cope with it better. This isn’t suggesting that your pain is not real or that it’s ‘all in your head,’ says Tor Wager, PhD.”
Well+Good: After 2 Years of Enduring Chronic Pain, I Tried a Cutting-Edge Therapy To ‘Re-Wire’ My Brain
“I’m working on taking my recovery one day at a time, and PRT is helping me learn to be with okay with myself in the present while still working to rewire my brain responses. And though the idea of ‘taking your life back’ can be clichéd, it’s freeing to me, and restoring my faith in myself” – Jess Freedman on her journey with Pain Reprocessing Therapy
The Cut: Is the Pain All in My Head?
“Pain-reprocessing therapy is one of the only psychological treatments known to cure pain — at least in some patients with nociplastic pain, or pain that occurs in the absence of obvious physical damage.”
Psychology Today: A New Approach to Train the Brain to Treat Chronic Pain
“Pain reprocessing therapy (PRT) is a recent treatment approach based on the premise that the brain can generate pain without injury. Learning and practicing ways to think differently about chronic pain and changing one’s beliefs about it can significantly reduce one’s pain.”
The Washington Post: Chronic Pain is Surprisingly Treatable — When Patients Focus on the Brain
An unexpected therapy shows results.
Denver7: CU Boulder Research Shows Benefits of Pain Reprocessing Therapy
CU Boulder researchers recruited patients to participate in Pain Reprocessing Therapy. Two-thirds of studied participants were pain-free at the end of four weeks.
Doctor Oz: How To Get Rid Of Your Chronic Back Pain
Although chronic pain was generally considered to be irreversible, Alan Gordon, LCSW presents an evidence-based treatment that shows promising results for recovery from chronic pain in most people.
Possible to Unlearn Your Pain with Emotional Awareness Expressive Therapy?
Is it possible to unlearn your chronic pain instead of using prescription drugs?
The Doctors welcome internal medicine specialist Dr. Howard Schubiner to discuss emotional awareness expressive therapy which is explored in the documentary “This Might Hurt”.
Could Emotional Awareness Expressive Therapy Ease Your Chronic Pain?
Internal medicine specialist Dr. Howard Schubiner shares the 5 steps to his emotional awareness expressive therapy, which can help ease chronic pain without the use of prescription drugs. Clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Ho shares that pain caused by your mind is still real pain, which can be empowering, but also warns that the treatment will be different for each person. Check out Dr. Schubiner’s documentary “This Might Hurt”.
Psychotherapist Alan Gordon Featured on CBS Hit TV Show ‘The Doctors’ Explains Latest Brain Science Developments in Treating Chronic Pain
Los Angeles Psychotherapist Alan Gordon featured on CBS’ hit TV Show, ‘The Doctors’, explains the brain science behind the neural pathways responsible for chronic pain experienced by millions and why his treatment methods are getting so much attention.