Chronic pain coaching in Norwich.
Coaching to help symptoms of chronic pain and chronic pain treatment.
Chronic pain is very different from acute pain. Firstly, chronic pain persists for a duration that is longer than 6 months. Secondly, chronic pain is a pain that occurs in addition to the pain caused at the original health condition/event. Chronic pain is a pain that has become independent of the underlying injury or illness that started it all (Institute for Chronic Pain 2018).
For example, if someone has pain following a road traffic accident, and imaging studies show that there is damage to ligaments and muscle tears then there is of course a clear physiological reason for why an individual may perceive pain. However, in chronic pain even though the subsequent imaging studies 8 months later show that all of the ligaments and muscles have fully healed, the pain persists for that individual. The pain has extended far beyond what would be considered normal healing for that type of presentation.
Chronic pain has been described as the biggest burden on healthcare on the planet (Vos et al 2012). Calculated by its ‘years lived with the condition’ and the economic impact on society taken into account. Fayaz et al (2016) conducted a study into the prevalence of pain in the UK, and produced a pooled estimate of 43% of the adult UK population experiencing some form of chronic pain.
How Can I Help?
I have over 10 years experience as a physiotherapist helping people with chronic pain. This knowledge and awareness combined with coaching principles provides a holistic approach to helping chronic pain.
Pain scientists now think of pain as a complex and highly sophisticated protective mechanism. Which goes some way to opening up the treatments for chronic pain. There has also been extensive research that shows a correlation between chronic pain and mental health conditions. Above that, more and more research is showing how the brain processes physical and emotional pain using similar circuits, so called ‘emotional treatments’ are being shown to impact chronic pain.
My coaching programs can help you to build emotional resilience and help to create an internal chemistry that promotes health and wellbeing, thus allowing chronic pain to resolve.
High stress levels can contribute towards a increased perception of pain. Download this free hypnotherapy recording to help restore a sense of calm. Listening to this recording may boost the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system and therefore affect pain levels positively.
Common chronic pain conditions.
- Fibromyalgia: This is a long term condition which can lead to the perception of pain all over the body. There are many theories as to what causes Fibromyalgia with no specific set cause. Common symptoms often include muscle tension, fatigue and brain fog.
- Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is a condition that was initially thought to be due to ‘wear and tear’. However, with advances in technology and arthritis research, it can now be thought of as a normal expression of activity as we age. There are various techniques that can be used to help symptoms.
- Chronic lower back: This is one of the most common complaints regarding chronic pain. The latest developments in pain science have identified a number of different techniques to help symptoms.
- Chronic migraines: With traditional methods having limited success in treating chronic migraines, coaching may be able to help. reducing stress levels, improving emotional resilience and can all contribute to reducing the impact of migraines.
- Other chronic pain symptoms: In conclusion, these are just a few of the most common conditions that may manifest as chronic pain. As a result, if you have chronic pain anywhere in your body please contact me for more information.
Coaching sessions to help chronic pain in Norwich.
There is an extensive body of research that promotes the use of mindfulness and meditation in the management of chronic pain. My coaching packages incorporate these techniques in the form of homework and exercises to help you gain more control over how you feel.
Coaching sessions for chronic pain involve exploring any subconscious connections you may have to past events or traumas. There is evidence to suggest ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences’ (ACE’s) are correlated with chronic pain. Consequently coaching may be able to help with moving forwards from these. In other words, reducing stress and improving emotional flexibility may help pain levels.
Contact me today for a breakdown of how I can help with chronic pain
Chronic pain is complex, and there are often numerous factors that are contributing to your pain levels. Prior to booking please discuss your issues with me via my complimentary phone assessment. There are certain cases where coaching can be very effective helping with chronic pain. As a result, I only take on clients I am confident I will be able to help.
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Find out more information about how I help people with chronic pain. After having an open and honest conversation we can decided if coaching is going to be the best option for you.