Pain is a feeling set off in the nervous system. Acute pain lets you know that you may be injured or a have problem you need to take care of, but chronic pain is different. Chronic pain signals may continue for long periods of time – weeks, months, or even years.
Problems that cause chronic pain can include:
Chronic pain usually cannot be cured; however, treatments can help. Treatments such as medicines, acupuncture, electrical stimulation and surgery, as well as psychotherapy, relaxation and meditation therapy, biofeedback, and behavior modification are often used. To learn more about treatment for chronic pain offered at St. Louis Behavioral Health Medicine, please contact us.