OldPain2Go Questions and Answers
Yes in most cases with a client who positively wants to be pain-free.
No, pain management is about ongoing effort and rarely leaves you free of pain.
It works regardless of the original cause.
No, pain is a message that once it has alerted you to the problem, and you have done all you can, it is no longer need. Think of a fire alarm, it gets switched off and reset to be alert when the fire is out, even if it has caused damage!
Yes, it can. Previous clients have arrived with an 8 out of 10 pain despite being on morphine and with one treatment it went to zero. Just think about this for a moment, if you are prescribed strong pain tablets or injections that is the medical profession saying that the pain is not necessary!
Yes the old pain message has done its job and alerted you and the medical profession to the problem. That old message can be deleted and new pain arrives as is needed to alert you to a new problem.
It works well on deteriorating conditions. You are likely to have regular assessments to review the problem area. OldPain2Go would act like pressing the fire alarm reset button. We are aware of the old fire and can reset the alarm to stop ringing whilst resetting it to tell us of new danger.
When pain is first triggered it forms a neural pathway in your brain that fades quickly if the pain is short term. However, if the pain continues it builds up an increasingly stronger neural connection almost like a neural motorway. This is the same way we learn to run things automatically, unfortunately we are learning the wrong thing. Pain does not have an end date stamped on it, and it "forgets" to turn off.
The longer you have had the pain the more likely it is that it no longer serves a purpose - you are aware of it - nothing can be done (medically) and your doctor prescribes pain relief. These are all signs that the old pain message is redundant. All that is required is for us to convince your unconscious of it.
It has worked on Fibromyalgia, and when it works it works very well. However, having Fibro is a condition where the message is usually still required even though, or perhaps because, you are trying to ignore the pain or work through it. Please read here Steven Blake’s personal explanation of how the illness starts and what you need to do to be released from it. If you do not have an interest in reading this fully or finding out how to put yourself on the road to recovery, then quite simply OldPain2Go is not for you. We can only help people willing to do what is necessary to recover, we do have the answer, it might not necessarily be the answer you wanted or agree with (but the National Fibromyalgia association does agree with his findings).
Quite simply the unconscious will not switch it off, because it would be unsafe to do so. The same reason you don't take the battery out of a smoke alarm.
We will instruct you on use of language and internal thoughts. When we keep looking for the pain we have lost it could convince your unconscious to give you pain again. Also our exaggerations can intensify pain or make it seem to much of a problem to remove. Take the phrase "this pain is killing me" and you can see that is never true but will affect how you feel.
Yes it may, but not necessarily. Sometimes the pain is a message to not do that thing again. This is why if we fall off something we are told to get back on right away so that we don't develop a thought program that will continue to hurt us. Speak to your therapist who may have other skills to help you over that trauma. OldPain2Go also works on emotional pain so you must guide your therapist to the solution for you. Pre-warn them in advance.
Yes totally. It works by the same internally processing of your unconscious that keeps you alive, runs your heart, your lungs and every other cell in your body. We just make it aware of the pain being more of a problem than helping you. Your unconscious then makes the best choice for you.