CCA Master Class: The Interplay of Mental Health Concerns with Chronic Pain
•Date: May 5th, 2022
•Speakers: Dr. Demetry Assimakopoulos, DC & Jane Alway, MA, Registered Psychotherapist, President of Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals
•Description: Patients presenting for chiropractic treatment with comorbid mental health concerns often do not improve as expected. While the mental health concerns may or may not be immediately apparent, the earlier these are detected and treated, the better are the prognoses for pain reduction. This Master Class session, presented via an interactive dialogue between a Chiropractor and a Registered Psychotherapist, explores the interconnection between mental health concerns and chronic pain with an aim to provide attendees with a lens on which mental health conditions may exacerbate chronic pain, along with treatment options that may reduce pain and improve outcomes for patients.