"In fact, how chronic pain is treated speaks to the collective desire we have to “make” discomfort to go away at the expense of understanding how we can meet our own needs. In the haste to eliminate pain, physicians, healthcare providers, and society at large have betrayed our ability to restore security. And in doing so, we prolong our pain. I have had more patients eliminate pain, get off medications, and restore goodness in their life by helping them to attune to themselves and their needs than by any combination of medication, surgery, or singular exercise technique."
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Carrboro, NC.