The vast majority of persons with spinal cord injury report chronic, unpleasant sensations or pain. And about a third describe the chronic pain as severe, which is a very hard thing to live with.
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Dani Dudek had fingers so sore, it was difficult to open a car door, and pain in her elbow so intense, straightening her arm made her feel like she had broken something -- at age 22. In 2009, senior point guard Dudek was one of the most prolific women's basketball players in NCAA history, only the second woman to top 1,000 points, 800 rebounds and 600 assists. She has learned to handle the pain through using self-hypnosis.
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer are often stressful events, and high levels of psychological and psychiatric disorders have been reported consistently over the last 20 years as a result of these conditions. However, there is good evidence that much of this distress is preventable by providing a support service that is fully integrated with other parts of the patient’s cancer services. Relaxation therapy, guided imagery and hypnotherapy can be very beneficial in helping patients cope with their cancer diagnosis and treatment. This helpful intervention can take the form of self-hypnosis or facilitated, Holistic Hypnotherapy.