Our Goal is to See You Thrive, Not Just Survive
What is Pain?
Pain, fundamentally, originates in the brain, acting as its mechanism for evaluating potential threats. While the experience of pain is undeniably real for the individual, its perception is inherently subjective. The same source of pain can evoke different sensations in different people; a minor paper cut may rate as a 2/10 for one person and a debilitating 10/10 for another.
Although it’s estimated that around 1 million people cannot feel physical pain, over 99% of the World’s population will experience chronic and acute pain at some point in their lifetime. Around 80% will experience acute back pain and around 23% are living with chronic back pain.
Following Conventional Medicine
Common Treatment Paths and Outcomes
Unfortunately, when you mention you are in pain to the average friend or family member, or even your GP, their first thoughts are based on advising you to take pain-relieving medication.
Paracetamol, Aspirin, and Ibuprofen are amongst the most common over-the-counter pain-relieving medications being self-administered daily to combat pain, with around 200 million packets of each being sold each year in the UK.
On top of these 624,411,164 doses of opioids were prescribed in England between 2018 to 2019 as well as muscle relaxants and anti-depressants all aimed at relieving pain in patients suffering from numerous conditions. Both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs have side effects, also known as adverse reactions which are unwanted undesirable effects. Often, these side effects are met with medication to combat them. On top of this many medications, especially common opioid ones such as tramadol, co-codamol, co-dydramol, codeine, etc, are extremely addictive meaning the user feels they can never come off them.
What Causes Pain?
There are many reasons for pain to be present in the body, but we take the stance it’s a message that if ignored simply multiplies and gets worse. Scientifically our brain creates pain, therefore it’s subjective, however there many factors that can create this message such as a lack of essential nutrients, poor sleep, hydration, bacterial over-or-undergrowth, hormone imbalances, inflammatory response, a physical disconnect such as breaks or tears, as well as other non-well recognised causes such as emotional pain caused by trauma, loss, grief, and anger, overexertion, giving more than you receive which is common is relationships and some jobs such as carer-givers and nurses who often do not get back what they give due to the nature of their jobs.
Why Choose Us
PW Therapy’s Approach and Common Outcomes
At PW Therapy, our primary focus is always on identifying and treating the root cause(s) of your issues. However, with pain conditions, we also focus heavily on pain-relieving protocols for at least the first few treatments until the pain has decreased. This is because being in constant pain can lead to issues such as lack of sleep, poor range of motion and movement, depression, over-or-under eating, suicidal thoughts, and much more.
Using advanced Bio-Electric Medicine we can facilitate the secretion of neurotransmitters such as Serotonin and Beta Endorphins which are naturally occurring within the human body. Both are overlapping pain relieving substances which also have anti-inflammatory and relaxation properties. Another benefit of Bio-Electric Medicine is the ability to take the body from sympathetic dominance to parasympathetic dominance, more commonly known as fight-or-flight and rest-and-digest. Only when in rest-and-digest are we able to repair and regenerate.
The good thing about Bio-Electric Medicine treatments is they are accumulative, meaning the more completed in a shortened amount of time, the longer the results.
Treatments for the root cause(s) of pain will vary, but this will be discussed within your consultation.
Most Popular Questions
Any question that are not answered below please contact us and we will be happy to help in any way possible.
At PW Therapy, we go beyond symptom management. Our approach is centred on identifying and treating the root causes of pain, recognising that prolonged symptoms can become causes in themselves if left unaddressed.
Pain in life is inevitable, living with it should not be.
While pain memory cannot be completely eliminated, our approach aims to diminish its impact. By addressing the root causes and providing relief during the process, we work towards easing the intensity of the pain memory trace.
The timeline for relief varies based on individual circumstances. Our goal is not just temporary relief but lasting results by addressing the underlying issues. The treatment plan, including timelines, will be discussed with you based on your unique situation.
No, not at all. We work with you, and where permitted your GP, to ensure a safe and well-structured plan which benefits you, the patient, in the long term. While we know pharmaceuticals are not the ideal path, we do not recommend anyone stop medication without the knowledge and supervision of an expert in the field of pharmaceuticals.
We have a good relationship with many GPs, neurologists, and other leading specialists up and down the country who are happy to advise and work with us on difficult cases.