For many people, chronic pain is a way of life. Some of the most common types of pain include headaches, lower back pain, arthritis pain and post-surgical pain. According to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) chronic post-surgical pain is defined as pain of at least 3-6 months duration that develops or increases after a surgical procedure and negatively impacts a person’s quality of life. This pain causes decreased mobility, functional limitations, depression, pain-related distress, poorer general health and social isolation.
One of the risk factors of any surgery is chronic pain. Estimates show that around 10% of all surgeries leave the patient suffering with chronic pain. Depending on the type of surgery, this percentage can increase or decrease. Most people are better off after having the surgery, but post-orthopedic surgery studies show that approximately 10% of hip recipients and 20% of knee recipients suffer with chronic pain after their surgery. Over 700,000 total knee replacements and 400,000 total hip replacements are performed in the United States every year. When you do the math, approximately 140,000 and 40,000 of those patients respectively, will be left with some form of chronic pain.
Treatment methods for chronic pain sufferers often include prescription pain relievers, physical therapy, alternative therapies and further surgical interventions, all in the hopes that something will work. Often after months or years of “trying everything”, a patient is left to suffer and try to figure out a solution on their own. Or worse, to just live with their pain. And that is no way to live.
Matrix Repatterning therapy has proven effective in the treatment of post-surgical pain. Reintroducing normalizing electrical flow into damaged tissue is crucial in the healing process. Ongoing pain is quite a burden that many people bear. It is physically and emotionally exhausting. The good news is, Matrix Repatterning offers hope to those suffering. I have seen the weight of this burden lifted off of people after having received Matrix Repatterning. It is wonderful for me to see. I can only imagine how wonderful it feels to them!
Dr. Clare Larkin, DC, CMRP is one of only 9 Certified Matrix Repatterning Practitioners in the United States. She maintains a practice in New Jersey, where she treats people suffering from many unresolved injuries and symptoms. For more information, go to www.DrClareLarkin.com and www.MatrixRepatterning.com. Dr. Larkin can be reached at 908-930-0628 and firstname.lastname@example.org.