Chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks after the healing should have occurred from the original cause.
When our anxiety or stress levels are high, the adrenaline and cortisol stimulates the nerve fibres. They then send more pain messages to the area(s). The pain is real, even when it is not being caused by a physical reason.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps as part of overall pain management by reducing the levels of stress, and therefore the amount of cortisol and adrenaline in the body. This then helps to slow or inhibit the pain messages, increasing comfort and overall wellbeing.