It is possible to live pain-free!
It is estimated that the number of Americans experiencing chronic pain has surpassed 100 million, and this number is on the rise.
Chronic pain has a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life, affecting various aspects of their daily routine. It can deprive them of once-loved activities, and managing the pain can become the center of their lives.
Unfortunately, finding a solution to chronic pain can be challenging and costly, requiring multiple consultations with healthcare providers and various interventions that often prove ineffective.
Understanding Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a persistent condition that may last for months or even years, affecting various parts of the body. It can have a significant impact on daily life and lead to depression and anxiety.
Chronic pain may develop after an injury or surgery, and while it usually subsides over time, some individuals may experience prolonged or unexplained pain.
Identifying and resolving the root cause is the initial step in treating chronic pain. However, when the source is unknown, a combined approach of medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes can be the most effective way to manage it.
Types of Chronic Pain
Common Chronic Pain Syndromes
- Back Pain
- Tension Headaches
- Shoulder/neck Pain
- Knee Pain
- Neck Pain
- Leg Pain
- Hand Pain
- Wrist Pain
- Foot pain syndrome
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Abdominal and pelvic Pain Pyndromes
- Chronic Tendonitis
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Sciatic Repetitive strain injury Trigeminal Neuralgia (facial pain) ME/CFS CRPS Nerve Pain Sciatica
Autonomic Nervous System Disorders
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Chronic GI Issues
- Interstitial cystitis (irritable bladder syndrome)
- Postural Orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
- Inappropriate sinus tachycardia
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (complex regional pain syndrome)
Other symptoms that can be effectively treated with PRT and/or EAET
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Paresthesias (numbness, tingling, burning)
- Spasmodic Dysphonia
- Chronic Hives
- Hypersensitivity syndromes (to touch, sound, smells, foods, medication)
- Other symptoms lasting more than three months
Treatment for Chronic Pain
Evidence-based research allows you or a loved one to live pain-free.
Pain Reprocessing Therapy Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) has become the new standard treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain. PRT is a therapy rooted in neuroscience. Through PRT, individuals will have a better understanding of how the brain interacts with pain, techniques to significantly reduce or often completely eliminate pain, and return to everyday activities.
Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET) is a treatment aimed at mitigating the effects of trauma, stress, and relationship issues, which are often associated with chronic pain. The main objective of the therapy is to tackle challenging emotional states and relationships to alleviate pain. EAET is similar to PRT in that it aims to comprehend how the brain responds to pain, develop insight into triggers, resolve conflicts, and acquire new techniques to minimize or eliminate chronic pain.
Where can I find treatment for Chronic Pain?
You can find treatment at Indiana Health Group; we are pleased to provide you with the expertise of Jenna Doyle, LMHC.
Jenna has been trained in two specialized Chronic Pain therapies: Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET), and much more!
With over a decade of experience, Jenna understands the importance of creating an environment that allows individuals to feel heard and supported through the treatment process. With support, individuals can learn more about themselves and find evidence-based strategies that improve symptoms and allow them to feel confident about the future.