From Chronic Pain Suffering to Victor
Michael Irving, Ph.D. knows what it is like to be in the shoes of a Chronic Pain sufferer. There was a time he suffered chronic pain and used a cane, crutches, an arm sling or neck or wrist braces. He struggled through decades of persistent pain and its limitations. A personal history of PTSD added complications to chronic physical pain.
Like many Chronic Pain suffers, pain’s ugly face migrated about his body, at various times residing in one area, then showing up in another — low back, upper back, neck, shoulders, hips, knees, bursitis tendonitis, painfully sore feet, migraines. He had it all.
Over the years chiropractic, physiotherapy, medication, cortisone shots, acupuncture, heat and ice brought him some relief. Though he shares, “Suggestions of eventual disk surgery were met with great apprehension due to conflicting reports on their viability”.
Irving appreciates that drugs, surgery, physical interventions are valuable and have a place and time, particularly with injury related acute pain. BUT, they are poor authors of new stories that are needed to replace the core and negative thoughts beliefs and attitudes that create, embed and perpetuate long-term Chronic Pain.
In his own healing process and in helping others in the recovery journey Irving has arrived at the firm conviction ONLY YOUR CLIENT can identify their chronic pain related stories and rewrite them. Yet, if it were easy, they would have done so by now. Irving has found that scientifically informed Mind Based Pain Repatterning Protocols (MBPR) can provide the Chronic Pain Sufferer with the tools to rewrite the core stories that can reduce and eradicate chronic pain.