Moving Out of The Problem and Into The Solution
In this video I discuss Anticipatory Pain and the role it plays in people who are suffering with their chronic pain. I talk about the importance of identifying and managing this anticipatory reaction by identifying and challenging mistaken beliefs and irrational or negative thinking and the accompanying uncomfortable emotions. I also mention that for more information you can read my article “Moving Beyond Anticipatory Pain ” at this link - https://drstevegrinstead.com/chronic-pain-articles
In this video blog I talk about how many people suffering from chronic pain are perceived. Unfortunately, it’s like an iceberg where you only see a fraction of what is really going on. Many times people see them as complaining, blowing off commitments and even drug seeking or med seeking. What helps me as a healthcare provider is to take a deep dive to see what’s going on under the surface. For more information see my article Looking Below The Surface Of Chronic Pain
In this video blog I discuss how chronic pain patients are “punished” when they get outside of accepted parameters. Put up “STOP Signs” and first is STOP using un-monitored Artificial Intelligence Screening programs that have no human oversite and just produce scores. The next STOP is to not use a pre-existing trauma history as such a major scoring factor. Another STOP is confusing other Mental Health Disorders as Addiction or Substance Use Disorder. Stop Stigmatizing Start Humanizing.
In this video blog I discuss the need to re-evaluate the traditional bio-medical model of chronic pain treatment - Pills, Shots, Interventional and Surgical. I want people to know we have significant research that supports utilizing an integrated multidisciplinary whole person approach for chronic pain management. There are many evidence-based and research-based studies that demonstrate effective integrated services such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acupuncture, Equine Therapy and others.
In this Video Blog I talk about two simple but powerful practices I use and teach as part of an effective chronic pain management plan. I think of Mindfulness as the means of maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment with openness and without judgement. I talk about Cognitive Behavioral Restructuring as a parallel process.
In this Video Blog I talk about the importance of being proactive and finding appropriate accountability partners to help you execute an effective chronic pain management plan. I also discuss the role appropriate activity pacing plays and how you need to be cautions to not either over do or under do. I’m also inviting you to go to my Articles Page https://drstevegrinstead.com/chronic-pain-articlesto check out more free chronic pain management information.
In this Video Blog I talk about how I learned the lesson for the need to create a proactive flexibility and mobility plan for my own effective chronic pain management. I also give some simple yet effective tips for anyone living with chronic pain to increase their levels of functioning and improve their quality of life by being more mobile and flexible.
In this Video Blog I discuss the crucial importance of developing a whole person Body-Mind-Spirit Approach for effective chronic pain management. I also talk about the importance of helping people re-evaluate a pure bio-medical approach to chronic pain and use a Balanced Body-Mind-Spirit Approach for Relieving Chronic Pain Suffering. I’m also inviting you to go to my Articles Page https://drstevegrinstead.com/chronic-pain-articles to check out more free chronic pain information.
I discuss Anticipatory Pain and the role it plays in sabotaging an effective chronic pain management plan. I cover how it can lead those of us living with high levels of chronic pain to be afraid to even conduct common daily activities. I discuss how this anticipatory takes pain from “ouch this hurts” to “my pain is killing me, it’s horrible, awful or terrible.” I also mention you can read my article “Moving Beyond Anticipatory Pain” at https://drstevegrinstead.com/chronic-pain-articles
In this Video Blog I discuss how people like me living with chronic pain can end up suffering and entering what I call the “Chronic Pain Trance.” I share some of my personal experience with being in that helpless hopeless suffering place and how I escaped by making peace with my pain. Achieving freedom from chronic pain suffering requires a proactive approach including cognitive behavioral restructuring that I briefly outline in this video blog.