Chronic Pain is one of the most prevalent and debilitating medical conditions, and also one of the most complex and controversial to manage. Patients with chronic pain can become physically and psychologically dependent on opioid drugs. Estimates indicate the personal and sociology-economic impact of chronic pain conditions is as great as, and likely greater than conditions such as cardiac disease and cancer.
Chronic Pain is a major problem in Ireland. According to the Irish PRIME Study (2011] on Chronic Pain, 36% of Irish adults experience Chronic Pain, and this figure rises to 50% in people over 65. The chances of becoming depressed are also much higher for Chronic Pain sufferers, with depressive symptoms occurring five times more often in people with Chronic Pain.
Hypnotherapy is evidence and research based to reduce the symptoms of Chronic Pain, which greatly improves the sufferers quality of life, mood and outlook toward the future. It is possible to live a happier, healthier life using Clinical Hypnotherapy to reduce Chronic Pain.