The opioid crisis has left doctors in a no-win situation. They want their pain patients to be comfortable, they need to have high satisfaction ratings for reimbursement, and because of the new restrictions on opioid prescribing (and rightly so in many cases), they have few options for helping patients be more comfortable. While the drug companies look to develop other medications (hopefully without side-effects and addiction issues), there are other, under-utilized options.
Take, for instance, the power of the mind. The brain determines when and how to experience pain. The brain cannot distinguish between what is real and what is vividly imagined. And this is where the power of visualization comes into play. There is a myriad of solid research on how techniques of guided visualization, mindfulness, meditation and hypnosis are powerful tools to supplement treatment programs for chronic pain. Contact us for the research and more information, and give your patients something to be thankful for this holiday season.