Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined and is the most common reason Americans access the health care system.
Chronic pain is so much more than a physical problem. Many people with chronic pain will experience significant psychological, social, and economic stressors. Counseling is an essential component of a well-developed pain management plan. A mental health counselor works as part of the treatment team to empower clients to become not only participants but drivers of their health care.
Chronic Pain Resources
- Chronic Pain Resource Center of South Texas
- The American Chronic Pain Association
- The U.S. Pain Foundation
- San Antonio Chronic Pain Support Group
- Art and Pain Exhibit