Chronic Pain: Is it All in the Mind?

When our hearts break, when we get injured, or when we get headaches, we feel pain. But there are others whose pain can last longer than 12 weeks. This is called chronic pain.

Causes

Chronic pain can be caused by many different factors. Usually, chronic pain stems from an injury that has already healed, but it may still be caused by factors like:

  • Obesity
  • Lower-back pain (from years of poor posture)
  • Headache
  • Nerve damage
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Surgery
  • Diseases (cancer, arthritis, sclerosis, etc.)

Sometimes, people suffering from chronic pain can’t seem to pinpoint possible causes. These mysterious cases often had people considering that chronic pain is all in the mind. Is it?

Chronic Pain and the Mind

Many people have the impression that chronic pain is only psychological. Actually, chronic pain is both physical and psychological, but people who suffer from this kind of pain usually feel stressed and depressed.

Aside from medication, therapy can be very helpful for people who suffer from this kind of pain. Hypnotherapy, hand in hand with a doctor’s diagnosis, can help a person manage his pain and his reaction to it.

A National Institutes of Health panel observed how hypnosis was able to ease cancer pain. A hypnotherapy session can help someone suffering from chronic pain dispel negative thoughts and manage their pain effectively, while also helping them deal with their stress and depression.

With Blue Sky Life, we will be able to help you manage your pain, and the stress that comes with it. You will learn to be more conscious of your self and your body, and will be able to handle your threshold of pain.

With hypnosis, you don’t have to live your life in constant fear of your pain that prohibits you from doing more. Visit us now at Blue Sky Life and learn more about how hypnosis can help you manage chronic pain and live life well.

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