Cronic Pain

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment. Most people get back to normal after pain following an injury or operation. But sometimes the pain carries on for longer or comes on without any history of an injury or operation.

Chronic pain can also affect people living with:

  • diabetes
  • arthritis
  • fibromyalgia
  • irritable bowel
  • back pain

The brain and the nerves inside the spine (the spinal nerves) make up the central nervous system. The spinal nerves carry messages from the body to the brain to tell it what’s going on.

The brain acts like a control centre working out from these messages if it needs to do anything. It’s sometimes easier to think of how the messages and the brain combine together to form an alarm system. It’s the brain’s interpretation of this information from the alarm system that results in the feeling of pain. Sometimes the brain’s interpretation of these signals isn’t accurate.

We usually expect pain to settle down with time but sometimes the brain continues to send out pain signals. These signals can be hard to stop, are often intense and at times seem to come for no obvious reason. This fact isn’t always easy to understand but it important to understand that this pain is still “real”.

Pain is very real and can be complex.

In the past years, through reflexology, I had the chance to treat multiple people affected by cronic pain connected to various conditions, but also people that didn’t have a real identifiable cause, for example, those who suffer with Pudendal Neuralgia. 

The healing journey can be subjective. It may take a few treatments, but you will experience positive results from the early stages, and in some cases you can heal completely.

By Annarosa Petrucci