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Chronic Pain, Arthritis, and Psychology

Through years of research, the biopsychosocial model has come to stand out as the most widely accepted model for conceptualizing and treating chronic pain1. So what is this model? The biopsychosocial model highlights something that many people intuitively understand, that the mind and body are inextricably connected. From a biopsychosocial perspective, there are 3 components that impact not only the experience of pain, but also the ability to manage and successfully treat pain while living a full life.