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Understanding persistent pain

Persistent or chronic pain can be reduced by understanding the factors involved and how each contributes to your pain.

The factors include:

  • Physical
  • Lifestyle
  • Cognitive
  • Neural
  • Structural
  • Nutrition

Your pain may be due to a combination of these factors.

Can you identify the things that drive your pain?

And rank them according to how much you think they contribute?

Focussing on one factor usually won’t resolve the cycle of pain or ongoing pain.

It’s more effective to approach pain holistically and address the underlying causes, rather than only treating symptoms.

Are there factors you haven’t tried to address or perhaps don’t know how to address?

I might be able to help.