Persistent Pain Management
We all feel pain sometimes and this is a normal response to an injury or inflammation, for example.
Pain is felt as a result of messages passing through the nervous system. In the event of an injury,, for example, pain sensors are activated and transmit messages via electrical signals. When these reach the brain, they tell it that you’re in pain.
Under normal circumstances, these signals stop when the cause of the pain is resolved such as when a wound heals or a muscle is repaired.
With persistent and chronic pain, the signals continue to be transmitted after healing has completed and sometimes for no obvious reason. This can be linked to conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and back pain.
Chronic pain can take a lot of different forms and can be achy, throbbing, shooting, burning, stinging or stiff. It can also go hand in hand with other symptoms such as fatigue, loss of appetite, weakness, insomnia and mood changes.
Persistent pain can have a very detrimental effect on day-to-day life, especially sleep and mental health. It can cause a lot of stress and if it’s really severe, it can mean you can’t work and generally have a poor quality of life. Stress can also make chronic pain worse.
Hypnotherapy is recognised as an effective interventions for pain and can work alongside other treatments for pain management.
During Hypnotherapy, you will be guided into a state of deep relaxation, enabling direct access to the subconscious mind. This helps to change your thought processes relating to pain to alter your perception of it and provide you with tools to manage the pain.
Using positive suggestions and imagery, the therapist is able to use the power of suggestion to change the way you respond to pain.
Using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, you will gain tools to manage chronic pain and for relaxation, which can help to make persistent pain less intense.