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Pain Reprocessing Therapy can resolve chronic back pain

Gabrielle Lis

For people with chronic back pain, psychological treatment that tackles unhelpful beliefs about the causes and dangers of pain substantially and durably reduces pain – and changes the brain.

Pain reprocessing therapy is a form of psychological treatment for chronic back pain that promotes a re-evaluation of what pain means, shifting patients’ beliefs about the causes and threat value of pain. Patients are supported to understand and experience chronic pain as a reversible, brain-generated state that does not indicate damage or harm to the body. This approach eliminated pain in almost three quarters (73%) of the participants...

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