“The therapy is not working, my pain is still a 8 out of 10!” It is only Wednesday, and you swear you have heard this a dozen times this week. You know this patient and others like them all have a chronic pain problem. You have attempted pain neuroscience education but it’s not getting through. You don’t have the time required to provide this education at the level required to facilitate patient buy-in that breaks the chronic pain-fear cycle.
Refer your patients for Pain Reprocessing Therapy.
Pain Reprocessing Therapy is a collection of psychological techniques that breaks the cycle of chronic pain by focusing on treating pain rather than managing it.
It is a new generation psychological technique
It is entirely different than Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
It uses a 3-pronged approach:
1. Brain-based cause for chronic pain
2. Curing pain is the goal, not managing it
3. Addresses emotional threats
Evidence based and supported by a large, randomized control trial
98% response rate
66% were pain or nearly pain free
Results maintained over 12-month follow-up