Pain Management Therapy

Pain Management Therapy

Chronic Pain management explained

We all suffer pain during different parts of our lives and for different reasons. For some pain may be temporary and bearable, or for others it may be long term and chronic.

Pain affects adults and children. This in turn can affect the quality of life and doing activities that are considered normal for others. Pain can cause distress and can affect psychological wellbeing.

There are many pain management guidelines and solutions that can be put in place to help people with managing pain. It is not often known that counsellors and psychotherapists deal with pain management guidelines and solutions.

Our approach to treatment

Learning to manage and cope with pain is not an easy task. There is growing evidence that many talking therapies can aid in the management of issues such as sciatica pain and chronic back pain. Clients with chronic pain can be taught how to react and manage their pain to reduce the mental suffering they experience.

With chronic pain management therapy, we will help you find the solutions that suit you.

We may recommend Hypnotherapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for pain management. These can help you build a better relationship with your pain and to learn positive thought patterns to help change your lifestyle for the better. Improved sleep, regular paced exercise and breathing techniques all result from receiving cognitive behavioural therapy.

If you would like to find out if we could help you, we invite you to contact us

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A pain management case study

Graham was a man who had suffered with chronic back pain for the previous 5 years. This had been described as a muscular issue by medics. The client had been receiving regular long-term physiotherapy for his condition but without any marked improvement.

Graham moved very slowly and stiffly. He had to take the time to push himself up from the chair using his arms and found it extremely painful to bend to pick anything up. He also had shoulder and neck pain a lot of the time, and was struggling to cope with everyday tasks that involved lifting or physical activity. His body language was tense. He rarely smiled and explained that he felt constantly tired and very depressed about his condition.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) was used to tap on the physical sensations, which Graham was experiencing.

As the process developed, Graham commented that it felt as though there was a warm sensation moving down his legs and that his feet were beginning to tingle. He described a feeling in his back that was like the muscles beginning to relax.

Towards the end of the session, Graham reported a slight discomfort in the lower back region, which he promptly tapped on independently using the same techniques that had been used earlier. Although this session took place over six months ago now, Graham has continued to apply EFT techniques and has reported a continued improvement in his health and levels of pain.