The common experience of acute pain does not lead to an understanding of chronic pain. AS such, many of us cannot even imagine what living with chronic pain can be/feel like.
For the purpose of this board, interview someone (e.g., a family member, friend, colleague) who has a chronic pain syndrome. Based on the course content (articles within the pain interventions module) and the following article, discuss the biospsychosocial factors that play a role in their pain experience, making sure to assess how specific aspects of the attention, interpretation, and coping dimensions play a role in their level of pain-related impairment. In addition, also assess and note whether they report receiving care that follows a patient-centered/psychologically oriented approach (as described by these authors).
Finally, provide at least two suggestions for changes in their current treatment regimen (if applicable) that might improve the treatment they are receiving as well as their pain-related quality of life.
Reference & Article:
Linton, S. J. & Shaw, W. S. (2011). Impact of Psychological Factors in the Experience of Pain. Physical Therapy May 2011;91(5): 700–711. https://doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20100330