The Link Between Chronic Stress and Pain and How to Stop the Cycle
Chronic stress and pain can feed on one another and damage your quality of life. Read on to learn how to stop the cycle.
Functional restoration programs (FRPs) have existed for decades. Historically, such programs were considered as a last resort after patients had failed conventional medical and/or surgical treatment. Fortunately, national and international evidenced-based guidelines support participation in FRPs when lower levels of treatment have not yielded good outcomes, when barriers to improvement with standard treatment have been identified, and when the patient is motivated to participate. This guideline support has resulted in earlier referrals to such programs, which in turn has lead to better outcomes.