Looking For Ways to Treat Your Chronic Pain? Find Out How
Your pain experience is unique
The way you experience pain is as unique to you as your fingerprint. Tests will only show what’s broken or not broken… not how painful something is. Your pain experience is something only YOU can describe.
The definition of pain is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with or resembling that associated with actual or potential tissue damage”.
Health professionals are available to assist with pain treatments, but it is also important to look at the factors that can contribute to a pain experience:
Foods that may make your pain worse
The typical American diet is deficient in fruits and vegetables and contains excessive amounts of meat, refined grain products, and dessert foods. Such a diet can have numerous adverse biochemical effects, all of which create a proinflammatory state and predispose the body to degenerative diseases. It appears that an inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables can result in a suboptimal intake of antioxidants and phytochemicals and an imbalanced intake of essential fatty acids. Through different mechanisms, each nutritional alteration can promote inflammation and disease. Conclusion: We can no longer view different diseases as distinct biochemical entities. Nearly all degenerative diseases have the same underlying biochemical etiology, that is, a diet-induced proinflammatory state.
The benefits of stretching for chronic pain
In our hectic lives, it is extremely difficult to set aside time for our bodies. We often forgo a trip to the gym to stay late at the office or spend time with the family, even if the rewards of a little exercise are so considerable. Not only will exercise help you keep off the pounds and sleep better, but it will boost your mood and make you feel better about yourself.
Among the most beneficial forms of exercise for chronic pain patients are those that include stretching, the benefits of stretching include:
- Improves joint function—whether you suffer from arthritis or other chronic pain conditions, your joints probably aren’t getting the exercise they need to perform optimally. Stretching loosens stiff muscles and other joint tissue, allowing you greater freedom of movement.
- Lowers risk of injury—many people use stretching to warm up before a workout because it promotes circulation and relaxes stiff muscles. If your body is gently eased into physical activity, there is less risk of injury.
- Better coordination—a more limber physique allows you to move your body as it was intended. This typically means more balance and dexterity.
The longer that someone suffers from untreated chronic pain, the more that pain affects both physical and emotional health.
NeuPath’s CPM clinics provide a comprehensive assessment and will recommend a multi-modal treatment plan to help patients achieve their goals.
Here are some of the treatments that are offered at NeuPath’s Centres For Pain Management (CPM):
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT
NeuPath’s CPM Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is an educational, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program that helps patients better understand the chronic pain process and teaches non-medicated coping strategies. It is free and is very useful in educating patients about things they can do to manage their pain.
Injection-Based Therapies Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT
NeuPath’s CPM Clinics offer injection – based therapies which, include nerve blocks, trigger point injections, and epidurals. With chronic pain, the “bombardment” of the pain can sensitize the brain to pain signals. This process of “central sensitization” is what we are attempting to treat with injection treatments.
Infusion Therapy helps to treat many conditions including Fibromyalgia, Chronic regional pain syndrome, neuropathic pain, chronic diabetic neuropathy and vascular headaches.
This program addresses and treats patients with a minimum of 4 weeks and up to 6 months of persistent pain. The sub – acute program focuses on patients with head, neck, back pain and those who encounter pain as a result of workplace injury (WSIB) or motor vehicle accident (MVA).
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