Ask the Chronic Pain Expert – Kaylynn Gebauer
If you’re someone who suffers from chronic pain you might know that moment when the doctor tells you that it’s not going to get better. That life changing moment when you thought everything might be okay gets flushed down the toilet and the horrible realization that you may not have the future that you planned.
As you wander out of the specialist’s office sometimes carrying handfuls of prescriptions you can feel lost. Do you ignore the experienced doctors’ opinion and continue on with possibly painful therapy? Or do you take the pills and painkillers and sit mindlessly letting the days drip by? Like me you’ve probably done both; but did either of those avenues give you what you wanted?
Diagnosis with names, symptoms, labels, x-rays, diagrams, and studies about your illness overflow in the ever growing chronic pain medical field. But knowing the name of the thing never seems to make it hurt less.
“Body and soul cannot be separated for purposes of treatment, for they are one and indivisible. Sick minds must be healed as well as sick bodies.”— Jeff C. Miller
Half the battle with chronic pain is always going to be with our minds. Changing your mind set from finding a cure to learning to enjoy each day is the best way to carry on. Focus instead on finding people to support and direct you as you rebuild to make the best version of yourself. Get guidance with us on how to eat better to build up energy, stretch efficiently for sustained mobility, get a better night’s rest for clarity, and learn to communicated and express yourself to find compassion and understanding with those around you.
Together we can journey through this new situation with chronic pain focused practitioners dedicated on giving you a better quality of life