Chronic pain presents massive challenges for the sufferer. Psychological help can improve substantially suffers' quality of life. Coming to a psychologist does not mean that the pain is imaginary; pain is sadly very real. It is so real that suffers often have the added burden of depression and anxiety. These, in their turn, make living with the pain and resultant disability even harder. Working with your Doctor, Psychologist and often physiotherapist and/or occupatioanl therapist can improve your quality of life a great deal.