Jan 12, 2022
Dr. Abigail Hirsch is the Co-Founder of Lin Health which is bringing innovative chronic pain treatments to a broader audience thanks to their digital behavioral health platform. Lin Health members get specifically designed pain management plans and virtual access for support from a deep team of medical experts.
Abigail explains, "Then, let's get to the treatments that work for chronic pain. There's a seminal study that came out in JAMA this past fall, looking at a treatment called PRT, pain reprocessing therapy. There are some other papers with similar findings for similar therapies, but these are behavioral health techniques that were designed specifically to help turn down the pain processing system."
"There are very specific techniques that may look a little bit like some other things in behavioral health, a little bit like a cognitive-behavioral approach, a little bit like a mindfulness approach. Still, they actually are quite different because they were designed specifically to help the pain processing pathways learn to settle down the degree to which they're signaling pain, and they're incredibly effective."
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