We Know Your Pain Is Real, And We Know We Can Help


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Why Therapy Works for Pain

Primary Pain: pain caused my physical damage to tissue in the body. Can sometimes turn into chronic pain. An example of this would be arthritis


Secondary Pain: also known as suffering. This pain refers to the physical and mental anguish that results from the primary pain


Retrain Your Brain!

Learn how to retrain your brain to take control of this secondary pain. By ridding yourself of secondary pain you can start to diminish the primary pain as well.



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Rethink Persistent Pain

Watch the Video Below to Learn about chronic pain and therapy

Central Sensitization

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What is Central Sensitization?

Central sensitization is very common in people who have chronic pain or chronic illnesses. This occurs when a person’s nervous system “glitches out” and becomes overly sensitive to pain and outside stimuli. When this occurs the person’s pain threshold is lowered and simple sensations such as touch or a massage can cause intense pain.

Light, Sound and Smell Sensitivity

Central sensitization can also cause sensitivity to lights, sounds and odors. An example of this would be lights may seem too bright or the smell of perfume can bring about a headache.

Emotional Regulation and Cognition

The nervous system controls more than just pain, so having the nervous system constantly in a state of panic can affect more parts of the body well. Central sensitization can also cause cognitive deficits such as poor concentration and poor short term memory. Emotional regulation can also be affected and can cause emotional distress and anxiety. 

Treatment For Central Sensitization

Recent studies show that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment for central sensitization. With CBT we work on changing your relationship with your pain. We focus on ending the battle between you and your pain and discover ways for you and your pain to coexist in the most peaceful way possible. This gives your nervous system a chance to reset and return to normal.

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