Are you suffering from chronic pain?
Without even realizing it, you may be in the throes of the "terrible triad" - suffering, sleeplessness, and sadness. Do you wake up each morning in pain, spend your whole day in pain and go to sleep at night in pain? Is it hard to remember your life before persistent daily pain was part of it? Is the pain keeping you up at night so that you never wake up rested in the morning? Over time, does this make you feel sad and hopeless? You are not alone!
If you answered yes to the above questions, you're one of the 3 million Americans suffering from chronic pain or pain lasting longer than 3 months. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 4 people worldwide is currently suffering with chronic pain. With a raging opioid crisis and no end in sight to the pain epidemic, you need solutions to your chronic pain and you need them fast.
Once your pain is chronic - meaning it's longer than 3 months, you may wonder why the pain is there when the tissue itself is likely healed? Have you bounced from provider to provider only to be told there's nothing wrong based on your tests or blood work or the pain is all in your head? It can be so frustrating for chronic pain sufferers. An integrated approach is needed to get to the root causes of why the pain is persistent and unrelenting.
One of the most common complaints I hear from my chronic pain clients is that they are exhausted all the time and this exhaustion makes it so hard to deal with life let alone deal with the pain. Insomnia and the ability to sleep restoratively is closely linked to chronic pain and those in chronic pain often cannot sleep! Once you feel exhausted as well as painful, it's not fun to do your normal activities or engage in meaningful work. Some of my clients slowly let go of all these things over time because of the chronic pain soup they find themselves swimming in! WIth the loss of social and work activities, you may feel isolated, depressed and irritable.The longer you feel this way, it feeds into the pain cycle and the insomnia cycle and it can feel a bit hopeless sometimes.
I know how debilitating this can be, and how it can keep you from living your best life, or sometimes even living any semblance of your former life. If you are feeling frustrated by your pain, feel like you are 100 years old, have no energy or motivation because of your pain, it's time to get help.
I believe that by delving into all aspects of your life, and understanding all the possible sources of your pain and how they may intersect, we can work together to help find relief. I've dedicated my whole career to serving chronic pain clients, published research on best practices for chronic pain and lectured nationally on the topic. Now as a practitioner of functional medicine, I delve even more deeply into how to turn your chronic pain life around by looking at the root causes and setting your body on a path of healing itself from the chronic pain. That's why I founded Restore Holistic Health.
Let's start that process with a free 45-minute Discovery Call or feel free to send me an email. I'll share success stories I've had with other chronic pain clients, answer all your questions and then we can decide if I'm a good fit for you going forward.
My goal is to return you to a life you enjoy and deserve that is not centered on pain, fatigue and sadness.