By: Traci Patterson, CH, CI, Owner and Founder of Advanced Pathways Hypnosis
Advanced Pathways is providing CRPS/RSD and chronic pain patients with solutions, hope and health.
Today there are more and more patients living with chronic pain and conditions such as CRPS/RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy). The numbers are staggering not only in the United States but worldwide.
Too often I am reading on Facebook, Twitter and in publications that there are no treatment options available for patients diagnosed with chronic pain – especially CRPS/RSD. In the last year I even spoke with a gentleman whose mother was diagnosed with CRPS, and he was wanting to help her and others in the CRPS community. Yet in his recent interviews he states, ‘…No, I have not spoken with anyone that has gotten into remission with CRPS…”, and stated that he felt it will be quite some time before this can realistically happen. Why? I don’t understand why people are so quick to discount things that are working, but are outside the typical box of “Traditional Medicine”. Are they afraid to step away from what is so ingrained in them to get better, to help a loved one, or to help others?
I know for myself, traditional medicine, and all it had to offer only progressed my CRPS and caused it to spread. I hear this over and over again from clients/patients that I treat with CRPS. So, why are more people not willing to look outside the box to find their answers?
Our traditionally trained physicians are doing their best to help those dealing with chronic pain, CRPS/RSD, Fibromyalgia, PTSD, chronic migraines and other invisible illnesses but it just isn’t enough. Putting patients on off label medication in hope that it will mask there symptoms is not the answer. Look at all of the side effects of these medication and what are the long-term effects on the patients? High levels of opioids do not take away the pain. I can personally attest to this. I am not coming out against giving chronic pain patients medications to assist them in controlling their pain, so please don’t take that wrong. What I am stating is that we have to be willing to look at what our body is doing, where the chronic pain loop is starting from and how we can break that loop to make the patients better.
Injections, blocks, spinal cord stimulators, pain pumps and medical marijuana are just not the answer. None of these are going to break the chronic pain loop, re-set the limbic system and help the patient to regain control!
What I personally found after living and suffering with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) type 2 for 6+ years was that is was possible to break the chronic pain loop. It was possible to reset the limbic system. It was possible to work with a myriad of drug-free and non-invasive protocols to get my life back. This is now what I am calling, “Hypnosis Combined Therapy”, and it is allowing chronic pain patients to achieve their goals, regain their lives and for most to get into remission.
Here is a link to a presentation you may find helpful: Advanced Pathways Hypnosis – CRPS
If you would like more information on treatment options for CRPS/RSD, Fibromyalgia, Cancer Pain, Arachnoiditis, chronic migraines, neuropathic pain, PTSD, etc… then please contact our office or visit our website.