Pelvic Rehabilitation and CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help manage chronic pain. The perception of pain is in your brain, so you can affect physical pain by addressing thoughts and behaviors that fuel it.

What can CBT do for you?

  1. CBT can change the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors related to pain, improve coping strategies, and put the discomfort in a better context.
  2. CBT can change the physiological response in the brain to pain. Pain causes a stress response which can amplify pain sensations via chemicals in the brain. CBT can help to reduce the stress response and thereby allow the body’s natural pain relief mechanisms to be more powerful .