There is convincing evidence that cognitive-behavioral therapy and biofeedback can significantly reduce chronic pain. Cognitive-behavioral intervention has shown to increase adaptive coping skills, activity levels, and social function, as well as decrease pain, physical limitations, depression, and anxiety.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Goals
- Improve mental abilities (e.g., concentration, memory, motivation)
- Improve physical strength and conditioning
- Improve stress management strategies
- Maintain active healthy lifestyle through therapeutic and holistic exercise
- Reduce depression and anxiety
- Reduce pain and symptoms (e.g., physical tension)
- Slowly reduce reliance on pain medications
- Strengthen coping skills
Patients are seen only after the Center for Pain Management has received an official physician referral from either the patient’s primary care doctor or sub-specialist.
Learn More About The Center For Pain Management
To learn more about the Center for Pain Management, please call (415) 353-6464, or email [email protected] to schedule your appointment today.