Freedom to move and perform activities is a privilege most people take for granted. For some people suffering chronic pain, the ease of doing simple tasks is a luxury. Chronic pain has been defined as any pain persisting over twelve weeks. It may result from injury or ongoing illness and may be accompanied with other health problems like sleep deprivation, decreased appetite, and fatigue, limiting a person’s strength and movement and lead to depression and disability. While medication, surgery, and other treatments are the immediate solutions, they do not always eliminate the pain. Dr. Bronnie Lennox Thompson, a pain management specialist, has been helping people with chronic health problems achieve their highest potential in life with chronic pain management through developing a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as physical therapy.
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