What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is pain that lasts beyond the physical healing. For example, if you break your leg, it will hurt with “acute pain”—and that’s a good thing, because it tells you not to further injure your leg by walking on it. However, after your leg is completely healed, if the pain persists, it may well be chronic pain. In a sense, it’s like a stuck doorbell; it’s a signal that no longer serves a purpose.

Physicians who specialize in pain are coming to treat chronic pain as its own disease, rather than a symptom of some other disease or injury. Chronic pain is often linked with depression, but physicians have recognized that chronic pain is not caused by depression, but rather that patients who are in constant pain often become understandably depressed and hopeless.

Solutions for Chronic Pain

Medical doctors typically prescribe pain killers, such as opioids, for pain. The problem is that these drugs are addictive; in fact, an entire industry has sprung up around switching patients over to Suboxone and counseling in an attempt to wean them off of opioid addiction. Sadly, once the addiction is ended, many patients are still suffering from the original chronic pain.

For this reason, a number of sufferers turn to complementary or alternative approaches such as chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage therapy. All of these can be helpful in managing chronic pain. Fortunately, Austin, Texas, is well supplied with these practitioners.

Hope is Realistic with Hypnosis for Chronic Pain

Many people are surprised to discover that hypnosis and self-hypnosis can relieve chronic pain when other methods have failed.

Hypnosis clients often experience spontaneous relief from pain and discomfort during hypnosis sessions, but the real advantage come with self-hypnotic techniques.

A well-trained hypnosis practitioner will know multiple techniques for relieving pain and will work with you to find just the right one for your situation. After finding the method that works best to relieve your chronic pain, a good hypnotist will teach you a self-hypnosis version of the method so that you can have relief any time you want.

To gain relief now, make an appointment at Harmony Hypnosis.