How is psychological treatment relevant to pain management

How is psychological treatment relevant to pain management?

Evolving best practice pain medicine guidelines are now largely based upon a multidisciplinary model including psychological evaluation and treatment. Treatment based upon scientific pain medicine findings is insufficient for comprehensive patient care. Psychological factors are understood to be both etiological and consequential to the pain experience. Given the severity of suffering from pain and the “chronification” that may occur, pain psychology is very beneficial.

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