'Fear is the fuel for pain,' says expert


Last updated 11/17/2022 at 6:26pm

Paulin Assaf is the director of operations at Pain Reprocessing Therapy Center in Los Angeles. Village News/Courtesy photo

Shelby Ramsey

Special to the Village News

Fear is an incredibly powerful emotion that when lessened and/or eliminated from the picture can bring about profound positive change in human lives. What many people may not realize is that a correlation between fear and pain has been researched with interesting results.

The research findings have led to Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), which is "an evidence-based treatment for chronic pain."* It centers on "retraining the brain" to reduce and in some cases, eliminate cyclic pain.

Paulina Assaf, ASW, director of operations at Pain Reprocessing...

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