Have you been to multiple doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, etc. with little to no relief?
Does your pain get better with treatment but recur whenever you complete treatment?
Have doctors struggled to give you an accurate diagnosis? Or on the other hand have you been given many diagnoses?
Have you ever been told that your pain is all in your head?
These are just some of the experiences of people who have benefited from pain reprocessing therapy.
What is Pain Reprocessing Therapy? PRT is an evidence based treatment for chronic pain that is "neuroplastic pain". Neuroplastic pain is what occurs when our brain misinterprets safe messages from our bodies as if they were dangerous. It is a false alarm. While the pain itself is real, recent research has concluded that the pain is often the result of learned neural pathways in the brain, and not necessarily due to structural damage. The great news is that the psychophysiological processes that lead to developing neuroplastic pain can be reversed.
As an example, according to recent research, there are many people who are diagnosed with structural issues in their backs (such as degenerative disc disease) who experience no pain. At the same time, there are many people who have no evidence of structural damage who experience chronic pain.
Types of chronic pain that may benefit from PRT:
"PRT is a system of psychological techniques that retrains the brain to interpret and respond to signals from the body properly, subsequently breaking the cycle of chronic pain. Pain Reprocessing Therapy has five main components: 1) education about the brain origins and reversibility of pain, 2) gathering and reinforcing personalized evidence for the brain origins and reversibility of pain, 3) attending to and appraising pain sensations through a lens of safety, 4) addressing other emotional threats, and 5) gravitating to positive feelings and sensations. See the treatment outline for Pain Reprocessing Therapy here." Quoted from https://www.painreprocessingtherapy.com/
Jessica Fink, LCSW-S is trained in PRT and offers both group and individual options for PRT.