Pain Management.

Why Do People Experience Pain Differently?

Pain is real and it’s physical — there’s no mistaking that. But pain is measured and specific to one person based on that person’s perception of the pain, and that’s why everyone’s pain is different.

Remember that each person modifies the pain with their emotions. That means that people who are fearful of pain, depressed, or anxious may experience pain differently, and perhaps more severely, than someone who has pain but isn’t experiencing those other emotions.

Pain Management: Treating Mind and Body

Dr Jhon stresses the importance of approaching pain both physically and emotionally and addressing “people asa closed unit.” So while chronic pain medication can be effective and important for pain management for many people, it isn’t the only tool available when it comes to pain treatment, and it shouldn’t be the only tool that’s used.

Chronic Pain 

 

If you suffer from chronic pain such as:

               Sciatica ( back and leg pain)

               Neck pain

               Carpal tunnel ( wrist or thumb pain)

               Frozen Shoulder

               Knee/ ankle pain

               Plantar fasciitis 

               Headache

Sinuses

Vertigo

Ear Congestion / Pressure

 

 

And any other pain which comes from inflammation.   If you remove that inflammation you will allow your body to heal from within. 

 

Therapy. Therapy can be aimed at both the mind and the body. Dr Jhon offers these modalities because they are a combination of physical and psychological  therapies— we are always a mixture of both of those things.

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy: allows people to learn and have a better understanding of what the pain is from, and what they can do about it. This therapy is really about understanding the role of pain in your life and what it actually means for you and how to best control it and still be active.
  • Cold Laser Therapy: to decrease inflammation and ease physical discomfort and allow the body to heal.
  • Hypnosis with anchors :  meditation, relaxation techniques and visual imagery as simple as picturing a peaceful scene, for example that can be used with a simple word or looking at a color.
  • Natural supplements: Omega 3 for anti inflammatory and possibly Probiotics to lessen the acid level and strengthen the immune system that is already compromised from the increased stress building up  in the body from the pain.
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Manipulation and massage
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Visual imagery, as simple as picturing a peaceful scene, for example
  • Biofeedback, which teaches control over muscle tension, temperature, heart rate and more
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Manipulation and massage

The bottom line: Seek help for your pain as soon as it becomes a problem in your life. “We aren’t guaranteed lives without pain,” says Scheman. But when chronic pain starts to destroy your ability to function in the world, then it’s a problem that needs to be addressed.