Pain Management Programme
At PASC we have a belief, initially discovered in our research, that there are many aspects to treating constant or persistent pain. Below outlines the methods we have can use, in discussion with you, while you are part of the Pain Clinic, in Christchurch
1.Physical or Structural Treatment
Physical reconditioning and balanced movement is very important part of our therapy.
Hands-on therapy and gentle movement is beneficial to both your mind and body, to release tension in your body, help body re-alignment and to activate neuronal connections.
The movements consist of Brain Gym, Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) and muscle rebalancing. These movements are always done gently and with feedback from you while you are having treatment.
Movements may be recommended for you to do in your own time at home.
2. Pain Management or Reduction Techniques
Our aim is for you to regain your lifestyle, doing the things you enjoy or have to do to support your family, regaining your lifestyle. Regular practice of the techniques we teach you may give considerable relief. Plus these techniques can be useful at more stressful times when pain or anxiety can worsen.
Techniques such as reducing stress, relaxation, imaginary techniques, and reprogramming emotional events can be an integral part of your treatment. Positive thinking is important.
It’s important to learn self-help techniques and to practice them regularly, especially at the beginning of your time with us.
3. Education about your condition
Education is an important aspect and is included in all pain management programmes, as some of your have experienced.
Together we will explore the origins of your pain. Information about the initial onset of pain, acute pain and the gradual progression towards chronic pain can be an empowering process.
You will have time to tell your 'Pain Story' and we'll sit and listen, giving you the opportunity to 'connect the dots' about the origins of your pain and where it won't go away.
In these days of the internet many people have considerable information about their condition, so this education process is important to your treatment. Knowledge gained can then enable you to develop self-help skills and take an active part in managing your pain.
4. Psychological or emotional treatment
When suffering long term pain, whether emotional or physical, one of our key areas, in our success is to consider emotions and to release emotions, which are affecting you at the present time or may have occurred in the past.
In every consultation emotions will be taken into consideration, if appropriate
5. Clearly defined goals
Setting goals or aims is important part of seeing changes happen - you came to the clinic for a reason.
At your initial consultation we discuss an holistic plan to regain your lifestyle. This may change as you move through your treatment. But it is important to see that changes are take place as your treatment progresses.