CRPS and Chronic Pain Specialist: Comprehensive Support for Brain, Body, and Mind

The Axon Chronic Pain Method: Full Brain-Body-Mind Support for Lasting Relief

Welcome to Axon Integrative Health, where we take a holistic approach to managing chronic pain. Together with our dedicated team, we utilize a comprehensive brain-body-mind approach to address all aspects affected by chronic pain.

Understanding Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a complex condition that persists beyond the normal healing time of an acute injury. It can be classified into various subtypes, each requiring a unique approach for effective management.

Subtypes of Chronic Pain

  • Nociceptive Pain: Resulting from tissue damage or inflammation (e.g., arthritis, injury).
  • Neuropathic Pain: Caused by nerve damage or dysfunction (e.g., diabetic neuropathy, sciatica).
  • Central Sensitization: Involving heightened sensitivity of the central nervous system (e.g., fibromyalgia).
  • Visceral Pain: Originating from internal organs (e.g., irritable bowel syndrome).

Acute Injury vs. Chronic Pain

  • Acute Injury: Pain directly linked to tissue damage, typically short-lived, and resolves with inflammatory healing.
  • Chronic Pain: Persistent pain that lasts longer than three months and often lacks a clear cause, involving complex neurological, biological, psychological, and social factors.

Maladaptive Neuroplastic Change and Nociplastic Theory

Chronic pain often involves maladaptive neuroplastic changes, where the brain and nervous system undergo persistent changes that maintain the sensation of pain even after the initial injury has healed. This is described by the nociplastic theory, which explains how the nervous system becomes hypersensitive and overreacts to normal stimuli.

Metabolic Implications and Pain

Metabolic factors play a significant role in chronic pain. Nutrient deficiencies and imbalances can contribute to pain perception. For instance, deficiencies in magnesium, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids are linked to increased pain. Additionally, metabolic byproducts like quinolinic acid and kynurenine, associated with inflammation and immune response, can exacerbate pain symptoms.

The Pain Constellation

Research, including studies by Marsac and colleagues, highlights the concept of the “pain constellation,” where chronic pain is influenced by a combination of factors including psychological stress, metabolic imbalances, and neuroplastic changes. Addressing these interconnected factors is crucial for effective pain management.

Comprehensive Healing Approach

At Axon Integrative Health, our specialized approach, the Axon Chronic Pain Method, integrates advanced diagnostic tools and personalized treatment plans to support your recovery.

Brain-Body-Mind Support

Our comprehensive approach includes:

  • Neurotransmitter Optimization

Balancing neurotransmitters to regulate pain perception and improve mood. This may involve supplements, diet modifications, and other interventions.

  • Physical Medicine

Combining physical therapies to address pain and improve function, including:

  • Laser Therapy: Using light to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
  • Shockwave Therapy: Applying acoustic waves to stimulate tissue repair.
  • Functional Movement: Exercises to enhance mobility and strength.
  • Brain Body Mind Integration Therapies

Incorporating cutting-edge treatments and technologies, with ancient medicine for pain relief:

  • IV Therapy: Delivering nutrients directly into the bloodstream for optimal absorption.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT): Increasing oxygen levels in tissues to promote healing.
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Using electrical impulses to reduce pain signals.
  • Brain Training: Techniques like neurofeedback to improve brain function.
  • Acupuncture: Traditional Chinese medicine technique to balance energy and alleviate pain.
  • Dry Needling: Targeting trigger points in muscles to relieve pain and improve function.
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS): Non-invasive brain stimulation to reduce pain perception.
  • Massage Therapy: Manual techniques to reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation.
  • Counseling Therapy: Addressing psychological aspects of chronic pain and promoting mental health.

Importance of Early Intervention

Seeing a specialist as soon as possible is essential for the best healing outcomes. Delaying rehab can lead to ongoing symptoms and systemic changes, such as increased pain sensitivity and metabolic imbalances.

Comprehensive Support

At Axon Integrative Health, we are committed to supporting your healing journey with the latest research-backed treatments and personalized care plans. Together, we can address the root causes of chronic pain and restore your health.

For further reading and evidence-based information, please refer to sources on PubMed, such as:

Woolf CJ. “Central sensitization: implications for the diagnosis and treatment of pain.” Pain. 2011.

Marsac ML, et al. “Psychological and behavioral aspects of pediatric pain.” Pain Manag. 2012.

Cholewicki J, Breen A, Popovich JM Jr, Reeves NP, Sahrmann SA, van Dillen LR, Vleeming A, Hodges PW. Can Biomechanics Research Lead to More Effective Treatment of Low Back Pain? A Point-Counterpoint Debate. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019 Jun;49(6):425-436. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2019.8825. Epub 2019 May 15. PMID: 31092123; PMCID: PMC7394249.

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