Lower back pain relief can be provided by using Hypnotherapy.However, one must always tell patients to consult a medical professional before utilizing any form of pain control because the condition could worsen while blocking the pain. Hypnotherapy works with the brain and can provide instant relief.
According to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) "Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia", a recommendation is for the use of hypnosis:
"Hypnosis, in part because of its capacity for evoking intense relaxation, has been reported to reduce several types of pain (e.g., lower back and burn pain). Hypnosis has been hypothesized to block pain from entering consciousness by activating the frontal-limbic attention system to inhibit pain impulse transmission from thalamic to cortical structures."
Hypnotherapy for pain control helps patients learn to:
1. Control, diminish or redirect pain to tolerable levels
2• Turn their pain off completely
3• Reprogram negative attitudes
4• Become aware of secondary gain issues
5• Learn self hypnosis to reinforce pain management techniques
6• Relax muscles, decrease stress levels and break the stress/pain cycle
I used hypnotherapy in 1987 for a torn disc and avoided the back surgery and fusion that was suggested to me. I not only used hypnotherapy for pain control but also for visualization of the healing process.