Chronic Pain and Blocked Healing

By Dr. Michael Roth


As a holistic chiropractor, I have worked with people to improve their health and well-being for over 25 years. I witness the power of the body to renew and heal itself on a daily basis.  Some clients come to me as their last resort in a quest to rid themselves of chronic pain.

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What kind of pain is chronic pain?


Chronic pain persists. It is pain that lasts for at least a month longer than it normally would after an injury or illness. Some guidelines say it is pain that lasts for six months or more. It can also be pain that goes on for months or years as a result of a chronic condition. Pain is the top cause of disability in the United States. The longer you ignore pain, the harder it is to treat.


With chronic pain, signals of pain remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or even years. This can take both a physical and emotional toll on a person.


Chronic pain wears people down, causes fatigue and insomnia, and results in missed work and social isolation. Chronic pain may originate with an initial trauma/injury or infection, or there may be an ongoing cause of pain. However, some people suffer chronic pain in the absence of any past injury or evidence of body damage.


The emotional toll of chronic pain also can make pain worse. Anxiety, stress, depression, anger, and fatigue interact in complex ways with chronic pain and may decrease the body’s production of natural painkillers. Even the body’s most basic defenses may be compromised.  There is considerable evidence that unrelenting pain can suppress the immune system.


What can you do if chronic pain is interfering with your life?


It has been my experience with people who come to me with chronic pain, that something is blocking their healing.  Usually, that something has its origins in the person’s emotional arena.


All of us have suppressed our emotions at one time or another. In fact, most of us develop life-long habits of emotional suppression. We do not realize how emotions affect our body.  Our beliefs and ideas about ourselves and our world also impact our body.


My focus is on removing the emotional stressors that prevent your body from functioning at its best and living your life to the fullest. The procedures I use allow you to heal not only traumas from the past but also those emotions that were locked in at the time of the event, leading to chronic pain and disease today.


These non-invasive, gentle techniques affect change in the body at very deep, cellular levels, removing blocks that have up until now, prevented the body from completely healing and restoring itself. Chronic pain has no foothold when the healing energy is unblocked!

Flickr photo credit EU Webnerd

Flickr photo credit EU Webnerd