What Types of Chronic Pain Disorders Respond to a Mind-Body Approach?

By Michael Amendolara, MD

A mind-body approach works great for many forms of chronic pain. In fact, it works much better than any other traditional or non-traditional methods to get rid of chronic musculoskeletal (physical pain). This is because most types of chronic physical pain are caused not by physical/structural abnormalities like herniated or bulging discs. Rather, they are usually caused by stress, tension and repressed emotions. A mind-body therapy approach helps the patient reverse the process of emotions leading to physical pain using simple but powerful mental and emotional techniques.

So what does this work for? The disorders most commonly treated with a mind body approach include chronic neck and back pain (upper & lower back). This includes cases where people have things like bulging discs, herniated discs, facet disorders, spinal stenosis and arthritis of the spine.

Mind-body approaches also work great for Fibromyalgia even though the common belief in the medical community is that fibromyalgia is not curable. The great thing about a mind-body approach for any form of chronic pain including fibromyalgia is that the symptoms almost always are eliminated completely and permanently.

Chronic tendonitis also responds great to this approach. This includes rotator cuff tendonitis, achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow and others.

Other pain disorders that respond well include TMJ pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, chronic whiplash and chronic headaches like migraine and tension headaches.

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