Pain is your body's normal reaction to an injury or illness, a warning that something is wrong. When your body heals, you usually stop hurting. But for many people, pain continues long after its cause is gone. When it lasts for 3 to 6 months or more, it's called chronic pain. When you hurt day after day, it can take a toll on your emotional and physical health. About 25% of people with chronic pain will go on to have a condition called chronic pain syndrome (CPS). That's when people have symptoms beyond pain alone, like depression and anxiety, which interfere with their daily lives.
The roots of CPS are both physical and mental. Some experts think that people with the condition have a problem with the system of nerves and glands that the body uses to handle stress. That makes them feel pain differently. Other experts say CPS is a learned response. When you're in pain, you may start to repeat certain bad behaviors even after the pain is gone or has lessened. People with major depression and other mental health conditions are more likely to get CPS.
At Therapeuo Health, we do our best to relieve the symptoms associated with chronic pain and migraine headaches. We use a variety of techniques to treat such conditions such as EMDR, Neurofeedback, Meditation, Foot Zone, Massage and treating mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.