All pain is multi factoral – Why is that?

All pain is multi factoral – Why is that?

Chronic pain can limit your everyday activities and make it hard to work. It can also affect how involved you are with friends and family members. Co-workers, family, and friends may have to do more than their usual share when you cannot do the things you normally do. Unwanted feelings, such as frustration, resentment, and stress, are often a result. These feelings and emotions can worsen your pain.

Every minute we spend 14million dollars on healthcare.  Although we have so called advanced on in so many ways our health has deterioted. We are getting sicker, more tired, more disease and a rapid  increase in depression and anxiety. I get constant enquiries from clients and fellow therapists who are burnt out.  Should sick tired and broken people be in charge of other sick tired broken people. When we are not right we don’t make the right decisions in our jobs, financial and private life.

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When we encounter any sort of pain whether it be physical, mental or emotional, it’s our body’s way of telling us to stop or to slow down. How many of us actually listen to the messages from within or carry on till we reach ultimate pain and exhaustion. It is now medically recognised that all disease starts in the gut (including cancer) and inflammation is at all time high. Anything that ends in ‘IS’ is inflammation and we just don’t get the condition we put it there an then help it to stay. Common enquiries that i get our strokes, cancer, arthritis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, colonitis, elephantitis, fibromyalgia, MS, ME, and parkinson etc etc

Now all pain is multi factorial why is that?

Now you may have lower back pain and think that pilates, yoga or any sort of movement program can help . You are quite right it will indeed help but pain is multi factoral and if there is anything going on in the gut, colon, prostrate, kidneys or other organs this will have direct correlation to your back pain. As a CHEK practitioner i get clients wanting to charge straight into sessions with being professionally assessed. This is a NO NO at our studio, as if you don’t know where your going how you going to get there.

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Now bad backs are big business. Americans spend nearly $86 billion a year on their aching backs, which is just about on par with the outlay for cancer treatment. Yet for all those dollars — doled out at doctors’ offices and hospitals, and for medications, manipulations, and pain-relief products to use at home — there has been no improvement in how patients fare overall, say researchers in a University of Washington study that compared reports from 1997 through 2005. In fact, today a larger proportion remain impaired by their back troubles. “The truth is, we may have oversold what we have to offer,” says Richard A. Deyo, M.D., professor of evidence-based family medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. “We’re using tests and treatments more widely than the science really supports.”

So what are the cause of pain?

Most of us that suffer from obesity, disease and addiction suffer from legitimate ignorance and the ignorance of non participation. We simply do not realise the ramifications of eating and drinking the things that we do. We are told so much from the media and science and we don’t know what to do or who to follow.

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Mental pain – This comes from using the same repeated ideas that have not worked previously. “Fear of the unknown is a common cause of closed mindedness”. Common thoughts are listed below, according to Deepak Chopra we have 65k thoughts a day and 80% are negative.

  • Religion vs spirituality
  • Traditional v holistic or alternative health approaches
  • Fear of being alone or not fitting in
  • Fear of responsibility
  • Fear of not getting what you want

Many of us use our injury/illness as a dependency on others, so this becomes lifetime ailment for us. How do we know if what what we are doing is working? Look at your energy levels, mental clarity, body temperature, mood, internal pains or discomfort such as abdominal pain or constipation. Also look at external pain such as muscular skeletal.

Mind-body Relationship

Ketones3-Page-High-1200x584The mind and body work together, they cannot be separated. The way your mind controls thoughts and attitudes affects the way your body controls pain. Pain itself, and the fear of pain, can cause you to avoid both physical and social activities. Over times this leads to less physical strength and weaker social relationships. It can also cause further lack of functioning and pain.

Stress

Chronic-PainStress has both physical and emotional effects on our bodies. It can raise our blood pressure, increase our breathing rate and heart rate, and cause muscle tension. These things are hard on the body. They can lead to fatigue, sleeping problems, and changes in appetite.If you feel tired but have a hard time falling asleep, you may have stress-related fatigue. Or you may notice that you can fall asleep, but you have a hard time staying asleep. Stress can also lead to anxiety, depression, a dependence on others, or an unhealthy dependence on medicines.

Depression

webmd_rm_photo_of_pain_illustrationDepression is very common among people who have chronic pain. Pain can cause depression or make existing depression worse. Depression can also make existing pains worse.If you or your family members have or have had depression, there is a greater risk that you could develop depression from your chronic pain. Seek help at the first sign of depression. Even mild depression can affect how well you can manage your pain and stay active.

 

Signs of depression include:

Frequent feelings of sadness, anger, worthlessness, or hopelessness
Less energy
Less interest in activities, or less pleasure from your activities
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
Decreased or increased appetite that causes major weight loss or weight gain
Difficulty concentrating
Thoughts about death, suicide, or hurting yourself

Conclusion

“Consistency is the key to long term success not intensity. If you still don’t have enough time to prioritise yourself, make it, as you will have plenty of time once you get sick”.

Bibliography

“Eat, Mood and be healthy” – Paul Chek

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About the Author:

Nisha is a certified Chek practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach.Her journey started when a visiting Laban teacher introduced her to Pilates at Dance College during her first year. It's effects were forgotten but she then re discovered Pilates through Michael King eleven years later whilst running her dance school. Her background spans over 25 years with formal training in classical ballet, modern dance, tap, national choreography, stage production and theatre. Her formation includes Pilates, Thai bodywork, Yoga, GYROTONIC, GYROKINESIS and anatomical studies. Her particular interest is fascia, and the connective lines and movement patterns that allow a full moving structure rather than the isolation of bones and muscles. Her fascination with questioning the traditions of modern medicine and fascination with searching for meaningful answers has taken her in many different directions and has offered her an abundance of opportunities gaining a wealth of knowledge. “I tried many movement modalities and extended my search after experiencing fascia, because of its simplicity in movement. Quickly, I noticed my own body changing as well as the bodies of my own clients. In the last 25 years of teaching I’ve developed a workout unique to Yoga Anatomy". Throughout her studies Nisha has done numerous dissections with Julian Baker and Cery Davies and has the opportunity to take lectures and courses from Robert Schleip, Joanne Avisons, Tom Myers, Matt Wallden, Emma Lane, Gary Carter, Paul Chek, Dan Hellman, Peter Blackaby, James de Silva plus many many more Nishas teaching method promotes reflective self-discovery and provides the requirements to integrate a shift in consciousness for attaining individual goals. She maintains that an attitude of compassion, consistency and joyous humor are excellent components to growth and expanded potential. She welcomes all level of movers from the beginner to the seasoned athlete who have a desire to increase their skill potential, also teachers and students. Her specialties include assisting post rehabilitative individuals, injury prevention for dancers and athletes and advanced movement programs.