Pain is one of the hidden symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Many people do not realize it is a symptom present in up to 2/3rds of those diagnosed with MS. Thus finding tools to manage pain in multiple sclerosis is important.
Pain in MS can be categorized into two groups:
- Nerve pain, known as neuropathic pain, is attributed to the disruption of central nervous system myelin. This type of pain can be continuous and steady, such as burning in the foot or tingling, or spontaneous and intermittent, such as spasms or trigeminal neuralgia.
- Musculoskeletal pain, known as nociceptive pain, is attributed to the effects of disability. This type of pain is caused by changes in gait, posture, muscle weakness etc.
Fortunately it is possible to manage both types of pain of MS with hypnosis techniques. Here are the groups of hypnotic techniques used in pain management that can help relieve the pain of MS:
In this month’s presentation of the Creating Health series, Eva M Clark gives us some examples of using hypnosis to manage pain and demonstrates an easy tools to use at any moment you experience a discomfort – “The NLP Spin technique“.
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