The Experts in CRPS and Chronic Pain
The Experts in CRPS and Chronic Pain
Dr. Traci Patterson
Our CRPS | Chronic Pain Intensive is a 2-week program, approximately 5 hours per day. This is addressing all aspects of CRPS, chronic pain and coexisting conditions.
This program takes a whole-body approach. We are working with the biology and physiology of the body and putting in place EMDR to help take the emotional charge out of memories. Ultimately, assisting with systemic neural adaption, balancing the autonomic nervous system, and returning the body to homeostasis while addressing PTSD.
This is a multi-modality, outcome based, non-invasive and drug free protocol that is individualized to meet your specific needs and goals. We are addressing all aspects of chronic pain – physically, mentally, and emotionally.
• Neuroplasticity Training
• Clinical Hypnosis
• Vagus Nerve Stimulation
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The Overall Wellness program is a 5-day program, approximately 3 hours day. An excellent mixture of modalities to address chronic back pain, orthopedic injuries, strains, sprains, or past injuries.
This program is designed to balance, restore and optimize the body to promote healing. An excellent option for treating orthopedic and/or past injuries while also addressing stress and anxiety.
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The Ortho Intensive is a 5-day program, approximately 1.5 hours per day. This is a proven combination of modalities that effectively treats orthopedic injuries, strains, sprains, athletic injuries, and past injuries. This combination decreases inflammation, increases blood flow, and promotes healing.
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Scheduling an Intensive
To schedule an Intensive, we do ask for a 50% deposit to hold the appointed time. Please keep in mind that this appointment time is set specifically for you. Balance is due at the time services are rendered. Deposits can be made online via the contact page. There is a section that allows for debit card, credit card and PayPal transactions at the bottom of the contact page.
HCT Intensives do require a two (2) week advanced cancellation. This allows the Intensive to be rescheduled with another client. If you cancel with less than two (2) weeks' notice, then the deposit will be forfeited. As a courtesy, please give as much advance notice as possible.
Fees are due at the time the services are rendered. HCT Intensives do require a 50% deposit to hold a specific time. Payment plans are available on a case-by-case basis. Payment arrangements must be made in advanced and signed off on by all parties.
Chronic pain can be described as ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury or more than 3 to 6 months, and which adversely affects the individual’s well-being. A simpler definition for chronic or persistent pain is pain that continues when it should not. (IASP 2004).
People of all ages are diagnosed with chronic pain every year. Pain does not discriminate. In the United States over 100 million people are diagnosed with some type of chronic pain. This is greater than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. However, pain reaches far past our borders and affects an astonishing 1.5 billion people worldwide. Pain is a universal experience, serious and costly.
Chronic pain patients want to be heard and understood. Their pain is real, and they need solutions. They don’t want to be told not to worry, that they don’t look sick or that it’s all in their head.
We understands chronic pain. Dr. Traci Patterson - lived with type 2 CRPS for 7 years prior to gaining long-term remission.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic neuro-inflammatory disorder.
It is classified as a rare disorder by the United States Food and Drug Administration. However, up to 200,000 individuals experience this condition in the United States, alone, in any given year.
CRPS occurs when the nervous system and the immune system malfunction as they respond to tissue damage from trauma. The nerves misfire, sending constant pain signals to the brain. Essentially, think of it as the perfect storm in the brain.
The level of pain is measured as one of the most severe on the McGill University Pain Scale. Most patients describe it as a burning, stabbing, gnawing pain.
CRPS generally follows a musculoskeletal injury, a nerve injury, surgery or immobilization, but it can also follow a sprain or strain.
The persistent pain and disability associated with CRPS require coordinated, interdisciplinary, patient-centered care to achieve pain reduction and better function.
While there is no cure at this time - it is possible to gain long-term remission.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.
Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.
Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia - it is possible to gain long-term remission.
Chronic Migraine means living with 15 or more headache and migraine days per month. That's different than living with them every once in a while—or episodic migraine.
3.3 million Americans live with chronic migraines.
A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.
For some people, a warning symptom known as an aura occurs before or with the headache. An aura can include visual disturbances, such as flashes of light or blind spots, or other disturbances, such as tingling on one side of the face or in an arm or leg and difficulty speaking.
If you have seen a specialist to rule out underlying causes for chronic migraines and they continue to persist - it may be time to look at alternative treatment options.
Phantom pain is pain that feels like it's coming from a body part that's no longer there. Doctors once believed this post-amputation phenomenon was a psychological problem, but experts now recognize that these real sensations originate in the spinal cord and brain.
Most people who've had a limb removed report that it sometimes feels as if the amputated limb is still there. This painless phenomenon, known as phantom limb sensation, isn't the same as phantom pain.
For some people, phantom pain gets better over time without treatment. For others, managing phantom pain can be challenging.
Utilizing an integrative treatment plan that addresses the mind-body connection as proven effective in treating phantom limb pain.
Small fiber neuropathy (SFN) is a condition that affects certain nerves in your body. These nerves help you have senses such as touch and pain. These nerves also help control functions such as blood pressure, digestion, and body temperature. SFN can happen with other forms of neuropathy.
Symptoms usually begin in adolescence or early adulthood. Severe pain attacks usually begin in your hands and feet. As you get older, the pain attacks happen in other areas of your body. The pain attacks are usually worse at night or while you are resting. You may also have any of the following:
If SFN is caused by diabetes or prediabetes, the treatment will include getting your blood sugar levels under control. Treatment may also include medicine such as anti-seizure, antidepressant, or pain medicines to treat symptoms.
When lifestyle change and/or medications don't provide relief - then stepping outside the box to alternative treatments can provide relief.