Many people have questions about the role of spirituality in pain management and pain relief. Dr. Amy Wacholtz, a licensed clinical psychologist, pain researcher and assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado, explores the role of spirituality as part of an integrative pain management program. Spirituality can be defined as the experience of transcendence, connectedness, meaning and purpose. If you have pain, you know all too how it can derail you from your path and journey in life. Research on the neurobiology of pain has begun to explore the relationship between spirituality and pain relief. We know those who struggle with pain use a number of cognitive and behavioral strategies to cope, including religious and spiritual methods. What does the science say about the spirituality of pain? Is it truly an effective means of pain management? Find out more about this with Dr. Amy Wacholtz.
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