Because. . . pain is a reality for many women.
Pain and pain management is a central aspect of life for too many women. Pain often is a daily challenge and for many women defines her life story. Women describe pain in terms of the way their own pain feels using words like irritation, hurt, discomfort, restlessness and distress. Pain can come from injury, disease, disorder, poverty, depression, anxiety, self-loathing and isolation.
The source of pain along with other personal and sometimes cultural factors directly affects how pain will affect any individual woman’s life. Nerve cells channel sensory information from the body to the brain, bringing pain into consciousness, resulting in negative feelings. When a woman carries pain for long, her image and experience of herself and the world begins to change.
Women report much of the pain they experience is not well attended and – worse still – at times ignored or trivialized. Regardless of the cause, the pain women experience is real.
What is Pain?
Pain is feeling many different things like discomfort, hurt, loss irritation and suffering. Pain can be caused by injury, disease, disorder, affliction, deprivation, and disparity. Pain is received by the senses and then channeled into the brain into consciousness. Pain can be short or long term. Chronic pain can lead to increased nervousness, anxiety, fatigue
How are women different?
A Woman . . .
- Has emotions that flow easily
- May have limited resources
- Sometimes feels less valuable or not as deserving
- May be worried and anxious
- Gives care, and often needs care herself
- May hear “it’s all in your head”
- Is soft spoken—may have a low voice—not easily heard
- May be given roles by her family or culture
- Sometimes is told she doesn’t feel what she feels
- May feel tired, overworked, or exhausted
- Often needs role models that are healthy and strong
- May come to blame herself for the pain she feels
- Sometimes seeks help, yet often is underserved
- May have low confidence in her physical body
Why get therapy for Pain Management?
Therapy heals and soothes by providing a safe, supportive, and comfortable place to relieve, reduce, or manage pain. Resources are developed through the therapy process to mend the spirit, foster new hope, and transform negative experiences into more positive ones–bringing energy and hope into places of despair and negativity.
Finding solutions is the main focus of therapy, reducing pain where possible, processing grief where necessary, and promoting self-efficacy, personal authority and acceptance. For women in pain, therapy is a valuable resource. Women can effectively learn how to manage their pain through therapy and a variety of creative practices.
What is the next step?
Contact Us or call 225-344-1572
If you are ready to make changes in your life, request an appointment now.
Pain Management Screening
Pain Management Assessment
2 - 4 hours