“Effective pain management now comes from multidisciplinary care teams that look at the whole “person with pain” rather than the pain itself. Two decades of studies now confirm the value of psychological interventions in reducing self-reported pain, pain-related interference, depression and disability, while increasing health-related quality of life. Not only do these outcomes help people feel better and cope better, but they also reduce dependence on potentially addictive pain medications and lower the burden on the health-care system.”
– American Psychological Association
KC PAIN now has 2 Pain Psychologists to serve our patients.