Live Without Pain & Other Chronic Health Symptoms

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Treat Chronic Health Ailments using a Brain and Nervous System Approach

Welcome to The Pain PT

Most chronic pain practices offer a Pain ‘Management’ program.

I offer a Chronic Pain and Chronic Health ‘Solution’ program.

Why manage chronic symptoms forever when you can start to solve them now?

The key is getting to the underlying source of the symptoms.

The source lies in the signaling of the brain and nerve pathways, while the symptoms lie in the body.

There is now a lot of science supporting the role of the brain in chronic pain and other chronic health issues.

The brain is neuro-plastic and can change, so it’s possible to reverse these long-standing conditions.

Treat the source and you can solve the problem.

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Thoughts, Emotions, Behaviors

When I think of the brain's role in somatic symptoms, I think of three main outputs the brain can produce that will affect symptoms: 1) thoughts 2) emotions, and 3) behaviors. The brain is continually…

Emotion Regulation Strategies & the Pain Experience

I want to review this new study that came out recently (May 2024) in the Clinical Journal of Pain. The results showed how we deal with emotions in real time can have an immediate effect on our pain experience.…

Are People with Chronic Pain Overthinking the Meaning of Their Pain?

Let's look at a new 2024 research paper that reviewed and looked at the neuroscience data on the role of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) in chronic pain. The authors "suggest an updated model…

Chronic Pain Rewires Circuits in the Cortical Brain

Here'a a 2017 study from New York University that found "that chronic pain rewires circuits in a brain region called the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) to increase “aversion,” the amount of attention…

What a 20 year study tells us about Anger & bodily symptoms

Anger is a primary emotion in all humans. How couples handle it during conflict can influence which health issues we are prone to getting, according to a 20 year study from UC Berkley and Northwestern…

Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn Symptoms in the Body

One way to understand how the brain can create symptoms in the body is through fight, flight, freeze, fawn nervous system reactions. These stress or trauma reactions are real but they are protective in…

Somatization in those with chronic symptoms

Wanted to touch on somatization again here as it's something that is a focus point of the work I do with people with chronic somatic symptoms. According to this research paper, "more than one-third of…

Insecure Attachment From Childhood Linked to Somatic Symptoms

What is Somatization? Creating a sense of safety and security within ourselves is important for our brain and nervous system to settle and relax, which helps to reduce somatic symptoms in the body. Research…

Social pain and physical pain similar in the brain

A study at University of Michigan found that 'physical pain and intense feelings of social rejection “hurt” in the same way'. Social psychologist Ethan Kross states: "We found that powerfully inducing…
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