Chronic pain is a condition in which those suffering feel unrelenting pain for a period of three months or longer. An estimated 6 million Canadians, or about 19% of the population live with chronic pain such as arthritis. Chronic pain can impact daily living, affecting sleep, eating and physical activities. Individuals living with chronic pain may develop insomnia, anxiety, or depression as a result of this condition.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been proven effective in helping individuals with chronic pain manage their condition and negative thought patterns. Working with a therapist CBT can be used to restructure the patterns of pain management and help those with chronic pain and depression break the cycle. If you experience chronic pain, book an appointment with one of our therapists today.