Pain causes more disability than cancer and heart disease combined. In this “age of information” we remain short sighted to the richness of our spiritual traditions. Treatments for pain are usually horizontal-medications, injections,and surgery. Helping pain suffers find their spiritual kernel is a powerful vertical building block in treatment.
The four major types of pain well be presented and the treatment modalities will be discussed. Treating the Total Pain Experience at its core involves acknowledging and supporting spiritual pathways.What is the Pain Paradox? We fear that the pain we are experiencing may sink us but this may be the beginning of the pathway from resignation to renewal.