More than half of adults in the U.S. are dealing with – or have dealt with – chronic pain. Treatment typically involves narcotics that can lead to abuse.
“Too many people have lost their lives to chronic pain and to opiates,” said Dr. Ben Bobrow, Chief Medical Officer of The Pain Project.
The organization’s website, thepainproject.com, offers educational resources for people suffering from chronic pain and the ability to book a video chat with a licensed therapist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy.
The goal is “helping people understand this process,” Bobrow said, to “understand how thoughts and emotions can either amplify or even nullify pain.”
He compares the effect of chronic pain to an electric guitar and amplifier.
"It's less about the guitar and more about the amplifier. The amplifier’s turned way up so people with chronic pain, they're over sensing things."
The video appointments are encrypted and cost $129 for up to a 50-minute session.
For more information visit their website HERE.