To find clinicians who treat chronic pain with
psychological methods, click on the Find a Provider button above and type “chronic
pain” in the Issues box. The search
results will find over two dozen providers.
There are likely many more providers who can help with chronic pain but
do not advertise it.
Note that these are not providers who prescribe pain
medications. For straightforward pain control
with medications or procedures, search the internet outside of the Kid Catch
directory with terms such as “pain management,” “pain specialist,” or “pain
Psychological interventions can be helpful when chronic
pain causes secondary impacts on emotions.
Individuals can become depressed, anxious, and feel hopeless. Individuals can benefit by discussing their
frustrations and learning new psychological coping skills.
Patients with pain tend to benefit most from pain
medications and procedures though. Perhaps the
most challenging situations are when doctors cannot find causes for the pain
and are reluctant to aggressively treat pain symptoms. Psychological treatments are often of limited
benefit in those situations, and it can be very frustrating for patients to
find satisfactory answers.
If you are a provider who specializes in chronic pain, or know someone who does, please share that information with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page was last edited 1 August, 2018.