New scientific evidence reveals that the cause of most chronic back pain isn't damaged spinal disks or other structural problems, but a cycle of psychological stress, muscle tension, and fear-based avoidance of activity. Mindfulness turns out to be a powerful tool for interrupting the cycles maintaining this disorder.
What's Covered in A510 Treating Chronic Pain:
- A step-by-step, mind-body approach for dealing with back pain and other chronic, stress-related conditions.
- How to integrate advances in rehabilitation medicine with psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness-based techniques.
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A510 Treating Chronic Pain
- The Strange Case of Chronic Back Pain
- Structural Abnormalities and the Orthopedic Story
- The Other Evolutionary Accident
- Understanding Chronic Pain Cycles
- The Four Steps of the Back Sense Program
- Integrating Cognitive, Behavioral, and Psychodynamic Treatments
- The Dangers of Excessive Caution
- The Central Role of Unwanted Emotions
- Mindfulness: The 2,500-Year-Old Intervention
- Everyday and Formal Mindfulness Practices
- A Different Way to Experience Pain
- Tailoring the Technique to the Individual
- The Epidemic of Psychophysiological Disorders
- Why Is Everyone Stressed?
- A Four-Step Program for Treating Insomnia, Sexual Dysfunctions, Gastrointestinal Distress, and Related Disorders
- Silver Linings: Psychological Growth from Medical Disorders
Meet Presenter Ronald Siegel, PsyD
Ronald Siegel, Psy. D., is an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. He's coauthor of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain.