To help find a ‘cure’ for you pain, we require our patients to become proactive. This requires patients to take the initiative to improve their situation. Instead of letting your current circumstances be the driving force of determining your future we help patients to determine their choices and act to improve their situation instead of only reacting.
We help our patients realize that even when they feel they have limited choices or little hope there is always a direction that allows the patient to be in control of their pain and therefore their outcome. We teach our patients that they get to choose how their pain and conditions define them. Patients that currently feel helpless are allowing their circumstances and conditions to control them. For example a helpless patient may respond with “there’s nothing I can do about my pain”. We teach our patients to focus their time and energy on things they have control over. For example, our patients get to decide if they will wake up and do something productive today. They get to decide if they will interact positively with their family despite how their pain is making them feel. We help to teach our patients ways to empower their situation. That feeling of empowerment propels patients to gain more and more control of their pain. Focusing on items we do control instead of the items we can’t control help to reduce stress levels which decrease anxiety and help our patients to better cope with their pain.
We teach patients to eliminate certain phrases including: “I can’t”, “I must”, “If only”, ‘there’s nothing I can do”. We help patients break the handcuffs of negativity that surround and influence their painful condition.
We help patients look at alternative so that they can instead take a different approach and be in control, only then can you find a ‘cure’ for your pain.