My pain doctor left the office without telling her patients. As a result I have been transferred to another doc who doesn't prescribe pain meds. I've watched my pain quadruple in the past 4 months. I had a failed spinal cord stimulator (3rd one) surgery. Now he's pushing CBT. I've done some reading up on it and totally respect it. But how is that going to take away my pain? It won't.... As I read, it's about learning how to cope with the pain. Problem is I don't sleep until my body gives out which can sometimes be days on end. Working full time in agony is horrible. I haven't had success finding a new doctor who will accept me because my doc won't refer me.
I do PT, dry needling, exercise (to tears), meditation, eat healthy, and don't dwell in the pain. But there is a point when my body can't take any more. I'm at that point.
Has anyone done CBT? Has it helped? It's $20,000 for a 3 week program. I don't want to spend that kind of money if it's not going to do anything.