Archive for the ‘Self-management’ Category

Chronic Pain Research – Attitudes and Behaviour

June 23rd, 2012 No comments


A recent study at Johns Hopkins Medicine has shown that a person’s positive attitude may be just as effective as a painkiller if they can successfully put the pain out of their mind. The more optimistic outlook will also lead to better sleep.


Key Points:

  • 80% of chronic pain sufferers experience sleep disturbance
  • People with altered sleep patterns are more sensitive to pain
  • There was a direct correlation between negative thinking about pain and poor sleep
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy can be just as effective as pain medication
  • You change the way you feel by changing the way you think

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Self-management of chronic pain – Mirror therapy

October 22nd, 2011 No comments

Pain is felt in the brain and mirror therapy is about convincing your brain that movement can be free of pain. While it’s always best to get professional advice, this is not always possible. Anyone could use the information from the videos below to simply make their own mirror box and commence a wonderful self-management program. Another great self-management treatment is Q magnets which can significantly dampen down the pain hypersensitivity associated with many forms of chronic pain.

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