Chronic physical pain
Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury, but chronic pain is very different, it persists and often lasts for months or even longer.
Chronic pain can stem from an accident, trauma or injury, infection and there may be an ongoing cause. There are many different types and levels of chronic pain, as we all have individual pain thresholds. Typical types of chronic pain include, carpal tunnel, headaches, joint pains, backaches, tendinitis, neuropathy.
Prolonged or chronic pain can have a profound effect on your emotional well-being. With heightened anxiety, stress, fatigue and cause feelings of anger or depression, as the body’s production of natural painkillers becomes impaired and negative feelings increase and amplify the sensations of pain. Chronic pain can also suppress the immune system. It’s a vicious circle.
What Are the Symptoms of Chronic Pain?
- Mild to severe pain that is persistent and does ease
- Shooting, burning, aching, or electrical descriptions of pain
- Feeling soreness, tightness, discomfort or stiffness
Alongside pain you may experience:
- Changes in mood, depression, anxiety, irritability, hopelessness
- Reduction in ability to undertake daily living skills or activities
- Weakened immune system
How can I help?
What will you feel like after our sessions?
- Sense of pain management
- Life will seem lighter and brighter
- Positive outlook
- Improved sleep
- Sense of control
- Improved resilience
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