Ronald Siegel, PsyD

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For the past 25 years Dr. Ronald Siegel has taught as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Along with teaching Dr. Siegel has a private practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts where he focuses on the treatment of chronic pain. He has had several publications including a coeditor role for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy (Guilford, 2005), along with writing the book Back Sense, which focuses on helping patients overcome the pain cycle and regain their lives. (Source 1)

In writing Back Sense, Dr. Siegel incorporated his own personal battle with chronic pain. He said that he finally accepted the diagnosis when he noticed that his pain moved around from leg to leg, convincing him that a structural cause would not cause such an action. Dr. Siegel has said "This new approach to chronic back pain is based on the emerging scientific consensus that most chronic back pain is caused by stress, fear, muscle tension, and inactivity, rather than by damaged or defective spinal structures. Despite being stress-related, the pain is certainly not imagined or "all in your head." We know that it is completely real. Muscle tension and spasms can cause intense pain." (Source 2)

Contact Information

20 Long Meadow Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 259-3434

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