In This Episode
Making sure today’s teens and adolescents receive appropriate treatment for chronic pain may help them avoid becoming another statistic in the opioid addiction epidemic in the future. Today, I interview pain psychologist Dr. Rachel Zoffness, author of “The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens.” We discuss strategies that teens with chronic pain can use to turn down the volume on their pain, break the pain cycle, and get their lives back.
Dr. Zoffness has a number of strategies and techniques that are likely to change the way you look at chronic pain, and studies have shown that these same strategies and techniques Dr. Zoffness discusses are more effective in treating chronic pain than opioid medication. If you are a teen with chronic pain, or know a teen with chronic pain, or are the parent of a teen with chronic pain, tune in and please share the episode!
About Our Guest
Dr. Rachel Zoffness is a clinical psychologist, medical consultant, educator, and the author of “The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens“, a guide to pain management for youth, parents and providers. She specializes in chronic pain, medical illness and injury. She’s a clinical professor at the UCSF School of Medicine where she teaches pain education to medical residents. She also sits on the Steering Committee of the American Association of Pain Psychology and founded their Pediatric Division.