“While acute pain tends to protect the body from doing the wrong movement, chronic pain has negative consequences and is best eliminated to prevent a brain imprint. With time, the brain becomes overly sensitive to any pain signal”
Dr. Irène Minkowsky
Painkillers Are Not As Effective
Pain is a complex condition that involves biological, chemical, psychological, and social factors.
Analgesic “painkillers” are usually not effective as a permanent therapeutic solution because of the multifaceted causes involved. Non-pharmacological approaches have a better chance in general at safely resolving the problems responsible for the pain.
One hundred million Americans suffer from serious pain, primarily back pain, trauma, surgery and arthritis. Depression can manifest itself with pain just as internal organ dysfunction can appear as musculoskeletal pain. Stress and depression, insomnia and obesity can slow healing and contribute to chronicity of symptoms. Constant fatigue ensues. Energy is zapped.
Solutions To Chronic Pain and Avoiding Pain Spiral
While acute pain tends to protect the body from doing the wrong movement, chronic pain has negative consequences and is best eliminated to prevent a brain imprint. With time, the brain becomes overly sensitive to any pain signal and the vicious cycle starts.
With access to so many tools, (osteopathic manipulation, proliferative injections, exercise and movement reeducation, stress management, anti-inflammatory diet and topical agents) why are we still stuck in the pain medication mode? Dependency, constipation and a blurry mind are common side effects from medications! Medicines only work temporarily, if at all. They diminish the anxiety related to the pain. They provide a band aid, a quick fix but do not treat the causes. Nothing gets resolved. This situation may not be conceived as life threatening, but it is disabling.
Although you rarely die from it, the emergent nature of this condition puts your life on hold until you can be freed from its web.<
Find A Healer You Trust
My experience in dealing with pain is to start with being confident in the skills of your healer. No compromises. Feel absolutely free to express your needs. You are not a number, a statistic; you are an individual with knowledge, fears and confusion. You are not interested in a robotic approach. Speak up and if you get no response, it is time to “move your cheese”.
Keep your healing journey simple, safe and effective.
Be your own advocate.
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