Pain Management Programme

Information about what we do

At PASC we have a belief that there are many aspects to treating chronic, or persistent pain. Below you can see the methods we can use, in discussion with you, while you are part of the Pain Clinic, in Christchurch

1.Physical or Structural Treatment

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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 set for you to do in your own time at home.

2. Pain Management or Reduction Techniques

Some people do have to live with some level of pain, but our aim is to help you regain your lifestyle. Regular practice of the techniques we teach you may give considerable relief and the techniques can be useful at more stressful times when pain can worsen.

Techniques such as reducing stress management, relaxation, imaginary techniques, and reprogramming emotional events can be an integral part of your treatment.

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, on of our key areas 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 is an integral part of out treatment.

Starting with you first treatment will be a holistic goal to regain lifestyle. This goal may change as you move through your treatment as it is important to know that changes are taking place as treatment progresses.