Do you have Nociceptive Pain? It’s the throbbing, burning ache that might not actually be there. Over stimulated nerve endings – nociceptors – start telling your brain they’re hurting, but they aren’t actually being stimulated by something poking and prodding them. It’s very similar to that mouthful of chilli convincing you your throat is on fire when it’s actually just your nerves and mind being tricked by chemicals. In many ways nociceptive pain is a chilli, the trick is being able to tell what kind of chilli it is.
Nociceptive pain usually starts with a real injury – the nociceptors tell you you’ve burnt or bruised the skin, broken a bone or you’ve got a stomach ache. When this kind of pain becomes chronic, it is usually attributed to a degenerative disease such as arthritis that won’t be going away or it’s a Refered Pain originating in a different part of the body to where you’re feeling it. However in some cases it can be the nerve endings continuing to be stimulated after an injury heals. At this point, nociceptive pain can be as much in the mind as it is in the body. This is the phantom pain – the chilli pain.
Now stopping a pain that doesn’t actually exist is a bit like trying to grab hold of the wind. Pain relief medication may isolate the nerve endings from the brain, but sooner or later their signals will push through the fog – and for most sufferers that means taking another tablet. However there may be an alternative to this. Just as our brain can become desensitised to hot chilli sauce – through practice it is actually possible to desensitise the brain from some of those other pain signals it’s receiving too. Now I don’t want to get all New Age here, but meditation or just simple conviction will offer results. What do I mean? Every day we convince ourselves of something – like we’re better drivers than the we actually are or these pants fit great. Unless someone points out the illusion, we don’t notice it. Nociceptive pain can sometimes be the same.
If you know the pain isn’t really there, develop a strategy to ignore it. This might be simply verbalising to yourself, the pain isn’t there, the pain isn’t real. As crazy as this might seem, you tell yourself something often enough and eventually you will believe it. I’m not going bald or Everyday in everyway I’m getting better and better are exaclty the same – the pain is a trick of the mind and so is getting rid of it. If you’re not convinced you can convince yourself, then maybe meditation and other mental or physical relaxation techniques will be an alternative. Ultimately it’s all about distraction. Find a way to distract your mind from the pain and you will forget to notice it. It might be temporary relief, but so is a tablet.
Are you in need of pain relief?
Contact us about a Bowen Therapy session tailored specifically for you. No Referral Necessary!
For Fast Effective Relief From Pain In Townsville Call Setter's Health Centre Today!! Try our gentle healing technique at Setter’s Health Centre. We employ the Bowen Therapeutic Technique – Bowen Therapy, which is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that encourages the body...Read More
Our aim at Setter’s H.C. Bowen Therapy Townsville is to focus on your goals for pain and symptom relief, how these fit into your life, and how to help you and your body to achieve realistic outcomes. Today’s lifestyles demand more and more from our bodies without always giving anything in retur...Read More
What is Bowen Therapy? The Gentle Healing Technique Bowen Therapeutic Technique (Bowen Therapy) is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that encourages the body to right itself. This technique involves a gentle roll over the muscle. By using a set system of these small moves fro...Read More
In pain from a sports injury in Townsville? Are you looking for a faster return to your sport? With No Referral Needed! Then Call Setter's Today With 27 Years of experience in Sports Injury Recovery & Management. And with the clear aim of helping you remain injury free into the future... Book a...Read More
Sports Pain And Injury Relief With Bowen Therapy – is completely safe, gentle, fast and an effective way to treat sporting injuries for any age group! Getting over a sporting injury, Setter’s Health Centre can help... As Benjamin Setter is the most senior Bowen Therapy Practitioner in Townsvi...Read More
https://www.facebook.com/settersbowentherapytownsville/videos/801406583570948/ While most people assume ankle injuries happen playing sport, age, twisting the wrong way or falling in holes – the truth is even sitting at a computer with bad ergonomics can be just as bad for the connective tissue...Read More
https://www.facebook.com/settersbowentherapytownsville/videos/976583432545531/ What is Knee Pain? Knee pain and knee injuries are extremely common, and they are caused in so many different ways. It is important to not only getting a accurate diagnosis of the knee injury, but also it is just as imp...Read More
https://www.facebook.com/settersbowentherapytownsville/videos/252574272350998/ What is a Hamstring Strain? Hamstring strain is a very common injury of the leg that involves a tear in one or both of the hamstring muscles… A hamstring strain can range from mildly painful to so severe that it invol...Read More
Helpful Free Hints On How To Survive Post Flood Trauma with Vitamin C! You should always ensure you have adequate dietary sources of Vitamin C! This vitamin is essential for normal growth and development and repair of tissues. Foods with a high Vitamin C content include...Read More
Ask a question or book an appointment07 4728 8800
6 Fulham Road, PimlicoView Map
Bowen Therapy and Massage Therapy Specialists