Cure your pain: Patience

To ‘cure’ your pain a patient must learn patience. Your chronic pain is a complex web that developed through a course of misfortunate events and set up an engrained neurological pathway signal of pain to your brain.  We give the example of a girl walking across a dewy meadow.  A girl walks across the meadow in the morning, you would not see her path later in the day.  However, if that same girl walks across the meadow everyday for the next 6 months, even if she then misses one day you will be able to see the path she has walked.  This is the same as chronic pain patterns.

It took a long time to get to the point of your chronic pain and your ‘cure’ will also take a period of time and be a process to heal.  Don’t expect any magical healthcare provider to be able to solve all your ills in one visit.  Instead, understand that a patient with patience and understanding will have the best results.  Patience also helps to curb anxiety that intensifies pain and hinders the healing process.

We recommend mindful meditation, prayer, exercise or relaxation techniques to help patients practice patience.  These techniques will help decrease stress cortisol levels, boost natural endorphins and will help patients become more in tune with their body and help the healing process.

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