34- Ways to Treat Chronic Pain with Pat Purcell

34- Ways to Treat Chronic Pain with Pat Purcell

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

March 6, 2018

Are you suffering from chronic pain? Have you tried many different therapists and practitioners, but haven't had much luck with improving your overall pain?

This is an unfortunate reality for many of those who suffer from chronic pain. You do not deserve to suffer through it, but I want you to know there is hope to get better, and not to give up.

Like Pat Purcell and myself, there are many practitioners out there who are able to view the body as more than just the pain you are suffering. There are many factors that can contribute to chronic pain, such as stress, nutrition, compensatory movement patterns, and more. A great practitioner will take a look at all these areas to help you in your journey back to a pain-free life.

Can anyone recover from chronic pain?

We cannot say that everyone can recover 100% from their pain, but there are ways to improve your overall quality of life. If the pain is caused because of movement patterns, there are a million different ways to move. If stress is impacting the pain, then we can look to reduce stress levels.

Everyone who has completed a mentorship from the Gray Institute have a desire to help people get out of pain. We look into many different components to help you recover as much as possible.

In this episode, Pat Purcell and I discuss ways to help reduce pain:

»What happens to the nervous system when experiencing pain

»How can diet impact inflammation in the body

»Removing stressors to allow your body to enter a rest and repair state

»Exercises and movements to avoid pain

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[3:00] What made you interested in pain science and why has it fascinated you so much
[6:40] What classifies as chronic pain
[7:30] If someone has obvious trauma to the body, what are some places to start to help manage the pain
[10:25] People can experience pain even when all imaging shows no physical issues
[14:05] If someone had an amputation and they still experience pain, is this due to the impact of the nervous system
[15:30] Are there steps we can take prior to surgery to try and help alleviate chronic pain
[17:40] When you receive a patient who has gone through surgery but are months down the road and still experiencing tremendous amount of pain, what do you do
[19:35] When you work with someone who has chronic pain, do you try and find the pain threshold and work directly under it, or do you push through it

[24:50] Does stress impact chronic pain, and how can we use what we know about stress to help regulate pain
[29:00] Being chronically stressed will catabolize tissue so you cannot repair properly
[29:45] How does diet play a role in tissue repair and chronic pain
[34:20] The cost of high quality food might be expensive right now, but it is cheaper than health issues in the future
[37:35] You can make small changes to your health or to your diet and it is easier to maintain
[38:55] For those who are scared to exercise, how do you slowly start to incorporate movement back into their daily lives
[41:40] There are million different ways to move, so we can find some way you can move pain-free
[47:00] There is always something you can do to improve your pain levels

Learn More About Pat Purcell

Website: 3waypath.com , Podcast

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram

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Pat Purcell walks us through ways to help those suffering from chronic pain, and ways to find movement patterns that work for their body.
About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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