It is pleasing to note that, like organic mushrooms in one’s little garden patch at the back, more and more of these clinics are springing up each and every year. Or is it the vegetable patch? Never mind, as a long-term sufferer, it has been nothing but a huge relief to have discovered a pain clinic near me with intrinsically holistic values at its core. Or is it the heart and soul of the practice? Oh, never mind, the point is that for many men and women who continue to bear the scars of long-term illnesses and, sometimes, incurable diseases, it has never been easy.
One of the most difficult things about having to endure long-term illnesses or incurable diseases is the pain associated with them. Pain is one thing that every man and woman on the street has to put up with it from time to time. The odd stress-related headache here and there. Or the stiff muscles from that very long run over the weekend. No, not that kind of pain. It is treatable and it goes away quickly. And here then is one small clue as to how the pain management process at this pain clinic works. Or is it huge.
Could be because, listen to this. Pain comes, and then it goes. And you never had to reach out for a painkiller or aspirin. Was this the mind playing tricks on you? Could be, and it is still true. Mind over matter really does work. It becomes a spiritual affair. It is a matter of faith. But try telling that to someone who has to endure excruciating pain for a lifetime. Actually, no. Pain may never entirely go away but at least it can be managed.