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Therapy update

Jun 23, 2016 9:11 PM

Hi all- today I went to a therapist who I had seen 5 years ago when the problem first started. I've been trying to see others who do dry needling bc she is out of pocket for me. I got fed up with the others and decided to just go to her. Well I feel like I walked into heaven and she was an angel. As soon as we started talking I cried, because everything she said made so much sense. It was like she took the words out of my mouth. She explained to me something called central sensitization, which is basically when your brain gets overloaded with pain signals it becomes overalls senitized. Fatigue, sensitive to light touch, even not wanting to wear certain clothes. It was like everything finally made sense to me. I'm sure most of you have heard of this and experience it, since we are all dealing with chronic pain. She only did 3 needles.. 3!! They barely hurt, uncomfortable, but not screaming in pain like when I see that other therapist. I've already felt so much relief from just one session. I finally feel like I'm on the right path. It's s tremendous relief. I'm so thankful that there are people are her in the world. I'm not writing this to boast, but only to hope to give a bit of encouragement. Keep looking, keep fighting, don't give up on your bodies. Sending positive and healing thoughts to you all.

Jun 24, 2016 8:22 AM

Tinydancer, this is good news and I hope she will be able to get you the relief you need. I wasn't sent to Mayo Clinic last year and they stated this same thing to me. There is a website you can go to, which I'll post below. There's also a couple of YouTube videos about central sensitization. You'll likely need to stick with her to maintain pain relief. Hugs & prayers you will feel so much better soon! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸŒΌπŸ™

http://www.instituteforchronicpain.org/understanding-chronic-pain/what-is-chronic-pain/central-sensitization

Jun 24, 2016 10:27 AM

Tinydancer, I am so very happy that you decided to go back to your original therapies and that she made you feel so understood and validated. I am thrilled for you that after just one session of 3 trigger point injections had made a vast improvement. I'm sending you positive vibes, warm wishes, gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that you continue to get relief from these injections. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

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