You’re in pain and it’s all you can do to put a smile on your face and get through the day. Try as you might, your condition overshadows your physical, mental, and emotional health and you feel lost. We know it may be of little consolation to know that you’re not alone, but one in five Americans struggles with chronic pain, which can affect every aspect of their lives.
The team here at Commonwealth Pain & Spine understands that pain management involves far more than just pain relief. The exhaustion, depression, and anxiety that can come with chronic pain are almost as debilitating as the discomfort, which is why we urge our patients to take charge of their wellness with a simple app called NeuroFlow®.
Here’s a look at how NeuroFlow can help you reclaim your life.
Before we explore the many benefits of the NeuroFlow app, let’s take a closer look at the indisputable relationship between chronic pain and mental health.
It’s important to understand that the connection between pain and mental health is a two-way street. For example, if you’re in constant pain, this can lead to depression or anxiety. Conversely, one of the more common symptoms among those with depression is widespread body aches.
Research has found that the bidirectional relationship between mental health and pain occurs in your brain as they share neural mechanisms.
To illustrate this point, one study found that 85% of patients with chronic pain (three months or more) are affected by severe depression.
NeuroFlow is an app that you can download on your phone or smart device that helps guide you toward overall wellness, both physically and mentally. The overriding goal of Neuroflow is to consider you as a “whole” person, rather than a symptom, disease, or injury. By promoting great health in all areas through NeuroFlow, you can improve your quality of life and avoid being trapped by your medical condition.
To accomplish this, the app creates a personalized program for you, complete with goal-setting, that slowly enables you to take charge of your health. For example, with Neuroflow, you can:
The activities recommended by NeuroFlow help you build coping skills that help you better manage your pain and your mental health.
As an added bonus, you can earn reward points through the app that are redeemable for gift cards.
If you’re tired of feeling trapped by your health, explore the freedom that NeuroFlow provides. For any questions about the app, please contact one of our 16 locations.