Chronic Pain

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Mission Viejo, CA

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Chronic pain can be debilitating, affecting your daily routines. When you visit Maria Lloyd, LMFT, at Therapy with Maria: Maria Lloyd, LMFT, Maria has the expertise and experience to take a comprehensive look at your health, medical history, and symptoms to identify the source of your pain. Then, she tailors a customized plan to offer relief. Maria sees patients in person out of her Mission Viejo, California, office and offers telehealth appointments to individuals throughout California. Call the office today or reach out online to book your free consultation.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is a type of pain that persists beyond the expected healing time of an injury or illness. It is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks, but it can also be described as pain that persists for longer than expected based on the type of injury or illness that caused it. 

Chronic pain can be caused by a variety of factors and have a significant impact on your quality of life.

What are the symptoms of chronic pain?

Symptoms of chronic pain vary depending on the person and the underlying condition causing the pain. Common symptoms of chronic pain include:

  • Persistent pain that does not resolve with rest or other treatments
  • Sensitivity to touch or pressure in the affected area
  • Muscle stiffness and soreness
  • Fatigue and lack of energy
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Depression or anxiety related to the pain

If you experience chronic pain, Maria has the expertise and experience to target the root cause and help you get relief.

What are the diseases that cause chronic pain?

Many diseases and conditions can cause chronic pain. Some of the most common include:

  • Autoimmune diseases (i.e., rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Crohn’s)
  • Lyme disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Headaches

You can also have other conditions that can cause chronic pain. That’s why it’s important to schedule an appointment with Maria for an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.

How is chronic pain treated?

Maria offers a holistic approach to treatment for chronic pain. She learns about your medical history, family medical history, and lifestyle habits to determine the source of your pain and develop a treatment tailored to your specific needs.

Maria’s treatments are not a “one-size-fits-all.” Holistic treatments for chronic pain may include:

  • Exercise
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Vitamins
  • Herbal supplements
  • Stress-reduction techniques (i.e., meditation, yoga)

Maria is also licensed in KAP (ketamine-assisted psychotherapy), partnering with Journey Clinical. This form of treatment helps your brain process information in new ways, which can relieve your chronic pain.

If you experience chronic pain, don’t delay making a call or booking a free consultation online today to set up a visit with Maria.