Living with pain

by / Sunday, 10 January 2016 / Published in Injuries
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Living with pain

Here’s the scenario: you are in an accident, you have the diagnosis, you may even have had surgery, months on you are still in pain. The pain comes and goes but it is always present. What do you do now?
We are not robots, we can’t replace parts, repair limbs or organs without attending to our whole system balance. Clients and friends often say ‘I felt fine yesterday, today I’m in so much pain’.
Through one of  the body’s communication systems, the nerves, the body protects itself. However the nervous system is affected by blood flow, blood pressure, temperature etc. When the body systems are in harmony pain will abate, when the body is in discord the pain will return. Furthermore over time chronic pain, over weeks and months can make the body more sensitised to pain with the nervous system working in over drive. In muscle injuries chronic pain will result in spasms, limiting anymore damage to the area but overtime slows the rate of tissue repair.
Massage can be used to bring the body to a state of normality by creating a relaxed state decreasing the need for the hormones noradrenalin, adrenaline and cortisol. Other techniques including heat therapy and manipulation can be used to normalise muscle function.
To monitor pain is to judge development. When is the pain worse? What time of the day is the pain worse? What movements worsen or lessen the pain? Answers to these questions are part of the solution for pain management.

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