Pain Management for Women

 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

Endorsements and Testimonials

“Before I came to Robin, I was wiped out. I would wake up in the morning and feel heavy all over. After a few AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy) sessions, I felt the weight of the world lift and I could finally breathe again without experiencing pain all the time. AIT saved my life.”

“I laughed when I first heard about art therapy. I thought, yeah, right! At my first session I felt like there was someone with me, you know on my side. Robin works in a loving gentle way. You don’t need art experience and there is no pressure to do anything. Art therapy works!”

“Making art helped me cope with and deal with my pain. I was sick of taking more pills. The art I made with Robin helped me express the intensity of what I was feeling. No other therapy has come close to bringing me relief like this. Art therapy is an amazing way for me to manage my pain.”

“Nothing seemed to work to relieve the pain after the car accident. My husband told me it was all in my head. My doctor told me she couldn’t do anything more for me. I was tired of living. Nothing was working. Art therapy changed my life.”

“I was sick and tired of living day to day dealing with my intense pain. After surgery failed, I needed help. Someone handed me this brochure and I thought –what more could I lose? Art therapy was a Godsend. It brought relief. Thank you, Robin!”

“After being active all my life, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. After two years of fighting I became weaker and weaker, nearly losing my marriage and my sanity. Art helped me get my feelings out and express the life I still had. My paintings helped lessen the pain.”

 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.

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Pain Management Assessment

Pain Management Screening

60 minutes

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2 - 4 hours

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