There are many different types of chronic pain—back pain, neck pain, headaches, abdominal pain and much more. All of these forms of chronic pain have much in common:
The traditional biomedical approach of only relying on drugs and high-tech procedures to treat chronic pain has not been effective and has risks.
In fact, this narrow “fix me now” approach using pills, shots or surgery is part of the reasons we have more people disabled from chronic pain than ever before. In addition, we now have a related epidemic of opioid addiction and overdoses.
Holistic Approach to Chronic Pain
There is hope for people suffering from chronic pain, and it comes from a completely different type of medical advance. This advance has changed how we view, think and react toward chronic pain.
Today we understand much more about:
- How chronic pain works
- How it actually changes the human neurological system
- How to best turn down pain signals without drugs or surgeries
Therapists study the way that the brain, mind, and pain are inter-related. They are experienced in helping people truly heal, which often comes from the inside. Most healthcare providers are highly specialized and laser-focused on the part of your body that hurts. Often it’s more of an issue around how your brain is receiving and processing pain signals and even what is happening in your life, that needs to be addressed.