Chronic Pain and how it can be managedJune 23, 2019
Chronic pain can be caused by migraine , osteoporosis, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, after an injury or surgery. Nerve pain is one of the most difficult to treat of all chronic pain conditions and is usually treated with anti-inflammatory medication, opioids or surgery.
Chronic pain can affect your digestion, moods, sleep, daily activity which can then lead to depression depending on the time frame you have endured pain.
If you get an injury the nerves from that part of your body send signals to the brain that there is a problem, the brain reads these signals as pain. When someone has chronic pain the nerves that carry pain signals to the brain behave in an unusual way. The nerves can be more sensitive than usual or the brain might be misreading other signals as pain.
Just as pain can affect your well being and emotional health you can help to manage the pain by having relaxation massage or craniosacral therapy to help calm the nervous system down.
Craniosacral therapy uses subtle touch to re-balance the nervous system and allow the body’s natural self healing ability to flourish. It’s used by people of all ages newborn to elderly to treat anxiety depression, pain, stress, trauma, digestive problems and many other challenges. Craniosacral therapy helps the brain become aware of tension and restriction in the body. It can then start to let go of what’s no longer helpful and create change at its own pace.