Handling Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain

Chronic illness and chronic pain are two different things, although both can occur at the same time. For example, a chronic illness such as osteoarthritis can cause chronic pain. However, the two can also appear separately. Regardless, while the symptoms of a chronic illness or chronic pain can be managed, emotional or psychological issues can still occur.

Chronic pain can be caused by symptoms that are more psychological than physical. These include:

The following symptoms are associated with coping with a chronic illness:

How we can help

An evaluation by a licensed counsellor can help determine the best types of therapy in which to work through the issues brought about by your chronic illness or those causing your chronic pain. Once this has been done, you will work with that counsellor to go over these options.

Insight Psychological has four convenient locations in which to best serve you. We are located in Edmonton, Calgary, Spruce Grove and Red Deer. Call us today in order to set up an appointment to meet with a licensed therapist.