I'd like to ask if anybody here were referred to psychotherapist for chronic pain (such a referral is based mostly upon sensitization and pain centralization theories).
I was suggested by my absolutely useless medical free help, which I have to use to get sick lieve at one of my 4 jobs, lol, post surgery. Of course, this one I'm gonna do only in case it is required by insurance and if it is free as I really do think it is completely waist of my time.
Did any of you have seen psychotherapists for chronic pain management and if so were they completely useless?
I am sure it will be useless new, as you seem to have decided it will be already! Maybe try it with a more open mind and less judgement? There is some good evidence that things like CBT work for pain management. Some people have been helped a lot by psycho-therapeutic interventions - and if medicines aren't working then what's to lose by giving it a try?. Pain is controlled by the nervous system and the brain and spinal cord are very much in charge in that department. Really hope it does help you.
Thank you for your opinion. I know I'm judgemental. So thought might be somebody's experience may prove me wrong. Meanwhile I have denied psychotherapy, instead I have made my drs refer me to physiotherapy as I believe this one is gonna be more useful.
In kiddo's case, he had a very had time coping with the pain caused by his injury in the initial couple of weeks, though a psychiatrist and psychologist became involved, they embarked on a regimen of psychotherapy with him that helped him cope and lessen his anxiety, it wasn't a magic bullet but it sure did help.