Pain Psychology

Pain Psychology

Pain psychology is a service that is offered at Compass Health Rehabilitation Center. Patients are referred by their physicians for many different reasons, but basically the goal of pain psychology is to teach methods for coping with pain. Sometimes a patient who is sent for pain psychology will think, “I am in pain, not insane! Does my doctor think this is in my head?”

Pranayama: Stress Relief Yoga Breathing Technique

Medical experts have long suggested that stress plays an important part in impacting our ability to function at maximal levels. Studies have shown that stress plays an important role in producing hormonal imbalance. This hormonal imbalance in the body can produce pain, muscle tension, soreness and anxiety attacks. Therefore stress relief can be an important step towards prevention as well as management to improve physical performance and quality of life.

Is Biofeedback For You?

by John A. Jerome, PhD

Biofeedback is a well researched pain self management technique in which you learn to control bodily functions, such as breathing rate and muscle tension, using your mind.  With biofeedback, you're connected to sensors that help you measure and receive information (feedback) about your body (bio).
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