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Chronic pain and PTSD frequently co-occur and they can interact in such a way that negatively impacts the course of treatment for either condition. However, integrated treatment programs are available that effectively address both conditions.
What is PTSD? PTSD is a mental health conditions that can develop in response to a traumatic event. Traumatic events are defined as experiences which involve death or the threat of death, serious injury, or sexual violence. Even witnessing a traumatic event happening to others, or learning that a close relative or close friend was exposed to trauma can result in PTSD.
It is important to know that experiencing emotional distress immediately after trauma is common and normal and happens to many people. Perhaps they cannot stop thinking about the trauma, experience tension and anxiety, and may be hesitant to approach trauma reminders in the first couple of weeks. For most individuals, these symptoms naturally decrease over time and then they go on with their lives. However, for some people, a traumatic event can cause severe and persistent emotional distress that will not recover naturally and result in PTSD.
For people who are experiencing chronic pain after a potentially traumatic event, it is not uncommon to develop symptoms of PTSD in this context as well. For example, scientific studies found high rates of concurrent PTSD and chronic pain among burn victims, motor vehicle accident survivors, veterans, and survivors of sexual and physical assault. And of course, people who suffer from chronic pain can develop PTSD following a traumatic event that is unrelated to their pain (and vice versa).
There are several ideas as to how chronic pain and PTSD develop and how they are related to each other. There is an agreement that prolonged avoidance is associated with the development and maintenance of symptoms for both conditions.
Becky Curtis founded Take Courage Coaching with a vision to share what she was learning--how to manage her pain so it wasn't the centre of her universe. In time, she gathered a group of professionals in counselling, coaching, and communications who are equally passionate about making life less about pain and more about living. Through the courage of those who know how to enjoy life in spite of their pain, others are finding their way back from the brink of despair. Her dream is to make pain management available to everyone who has chronic pain.
"Today, I still has the same pain, but it doesn't have me," says Becky. She lives in beautiful Montana, and shares life with her husband and family. "Every day is filled with sharing the secrets I have learned about pain management."
Join us as Becky shares her message of hope. "I want listeneres to know that they can borrow my hope and courage until they have their own. Life doesn’t have to be all about pain."
Learn more about Becky Curtis and her company Take Courage Coaching at takecouragecoaching.com.
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Your friends are planning to go out to dinner, or go to the park. You want to go and join them, but instead, you make an excuse and decline. You feel ashamed, unhappy and completely isolated, they would only laugh if you revealed your secret; not being able to urinate in public bathrooms and therefore have to stay close to home.
One is 17 million Americans suffer with shy bladder syndrome, or paruresis. Almost no one likes public bathrooms, however if you suffer from shy bladder syndrome, your life is centered around how, when and where you are going to go to the bathroom. It may seem funny or irrational to many, it is not to those that are suffering.
Today we will be talking with a former client of mine and his results with using coaching and hypnosis. If you suffer from SBS or know of a friend or family member, make sure to tune in to this special show.
On this episode of processing the pain Author Carlita Hodges the original Basketball Wife shares her journey of being married to a celebrity athlete and the pain she had to process, to step into purpose and begin to partake in God's promises. The founder of Purple Bottom Foundation, she is making strides in bringing awareness to Domestic Violence. Her story is one of tradgedy turned triumph.
Join us tonight as we venture into Word Assassinations. Word Assassinations are those words or phrases that were spoken to you as a child that were merely meant to intimidate and or control children into behaving or doing something. For many those words lay dormant in their souls and have been proven to be repeated to their offspirng and some cases has cause that now adult to be stagnant due to a lack of confidence, low self-esteem and a feeling of unworthiness. Three males speak from various perspectives.
Children and adults with intellectual or developmental disability may not be able to always tell you that they are experiencing pain, but it’s our responsibility to understand there are many reasons that people with ID/DD are experiencing pain. In this episode of Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC, Dr. Beverley Temple discusses how we can improve the quality of life of those with ID/DD by addressing the issue of chronic pain.
Dr. Temple is an Associate Professor with the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Nursing and a Researcher with the St. Amant Research Centre. Her research focuses on support of people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Autism and their families.
This episode is generously co-sponsored by the Kootenay Community Council. The Kootenay Community Council, and other Community Councils around the province, work with Community Living BC (CLBC) to ensure accountability to communities, to inform CLBC of local trends and innovation, and to act in an advisory role at the local and regional levels. Community Living BC is the Crown Corporation that provides funding to support adults who are living with developmental disabilities in BC.
You can access the Non-Communicating Adult Pain Checklist mentioned in the episode on Pain BC's website. Find more resources to support you on the St,Amant website and the Surrey Place Centre website.
Please note we are no longer taking calls to Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC.
If you’ve been dealing with chronic back pain, chest pain or joint pain, You, my friend, are certainly not alone. Musculoskeletal conditions are the most common cause of severe, long-term pain and physical disability, affecting hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Join us as we speak with Larisa Likver, MD a leading NYC board-certified physiatrist with over 20 years of medical experience, specifically pain management, as she shares her comprehensive Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Prolotherapy treatment, designed to help the body heal the torn muscle or damaged cartilage that is the cause of painful symptoms and restore mobility by addressing the underlying cause of the problem.
Meet Dr. Likver LIVE at the upcoming NAVEL expo!
In this episode of Pain Waves Radio, co-hosted with Dr. Michael Negraeff, we talk to Phillipe Lucas about medical cannabis in Canada and how it can be used to treat chronic pain. We discuss the research that shows how cannabis can work as a safer adjunct to or substitute for pharmaceutical opiates and cover some of the common myths and misconceptions around medical cannabis. We also discuss the societal benefits, possible risks, and specific strains being used to treat chronic pain.
About Our Guest: Philippe Lucas is Vice President of Patient Advocacy at Tilray, a PhD student in the University of Victoria’s Social Dimensions of Health program, and a Graduate Researcher with the Center for Addictions Research of British Columbia. Philippe served as a Victoria City Councillor and Capital Region Director from 2008-2011, and over the years he has received a number of accolades and awards for his research. His scientific research projects and publications include studies on the therapeutic use of cannabis, with a focus on its use in the treatment of trauma and addiction. His publications are available at: www.philippelucas.com.
Please note we're no longer accepting call-ins to Pain Waves Radio.
Join us as we take a look at the heart of man, the dis-eases that is hindering us from being all that we were created to be. How do you mend a broken heart. Isaiah 66:2, tells us, "the Lord says, “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.” Let's start the healing process.
It's time to jump up, jump up and get down!
Danny Boy O'Connor from the iconic hip-hop group "House of Pain" stops by "The Stoop" to talk about his amazing efforts to save The Outisders House from the movie "The Outsiders" in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We will talk to Danny about his GoFundMe campaign, the latest news/restorations on the house and his love for the S.E. Hinton book and Francis Ford Coppola movie.
The hosts will also debut an all-new "Top 5" list and talk about the NFL Draft, Movies, Music, Sports and so much more so make sure you tune in for another great show!
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