Carolina Counseling Services - Emotional Pain and Physical Pain: Are they connected?
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Emotional Pain and Physical Pain: Are they connected?
You may not believe it but a little pain is a signal that your body is working well. You can live with it and even appreciate what it’s trying to tell you, but chronic pain is a different matter. Who would like to go through a day-to-day life with physical pain? It can make you feel overwhelmed, discouraged, and cause you to stay away from people, even your own family and friends.
Sometimes when you search for a solution you may be offended if someone even hints that this pain might by “psychologically triggered”. For many, that means others don’t think they are telling the truth or that something is wrong with them – that they are “imagining” things. After considering it, you may want to know: Can emotional pain cause physical pain? Are they connected?
It’s all in the head!
The reality is that all kinds of pain, whether it is an emotional one or caused by a broken leg, are processed in the brain. There are pain areas there that make the expression “The pain is all in the head” literally correct. Specifically, there are two common areas, anterior cingulate cortex and anterior insula, that get activated when there is emotional hurt or physical pain. Human bodies have a single neural system for economy of design to detect, identify and feel pain, whether it is physical or emotional.
What is the implication of this physiological reality? This makes it possible for you to feel physical pain even when your doctor could not diagnose an ailment to cause that symptom. On the basis of having common pain centers in your brain, emotional pain and physical pain are connected. This isn’t just true for you. This is true for everyone.
Manifestations of Connections
Psychosomatic disorder is triggered by a psychological problem. Technically, it is a condition in which psychological processes play a substantial role in the cause and development of a disorder or illness. This means stress and anxiety can cause certain ailments to get worse. Some examples include stomach ulcers, eczema, psoriasis, heart disease and high blood pressure.
On the other hand, somatoform disorders can make you feel real pains and problems affecting your day-to-day life but it can’t be traced back to any physical ailment. One form of somatoform is psychalgia or psychogenic pain. This is a kind of physical pain that is triggered, intensified or prolonged by psychological, behavioral or emotional factors. Some examples are stomach aches, back pains, and headaches. Those who experience the pain are not faking their symptoms; the pain is real.
Healing Emotions as a Way to Treat Pain
With physical pain and emotions being intimately connected in your brain, it is easy to understand how negative feelings can drive pain in your body or how physical ailment can make you feel withdrawn, depressed, helpless, anxious, etc. On a positive note, the knowledge that these two are connected provides an avenue for the treatment of pain and the healing of the emotions.
If you are suffering from physical pain, emotional pain, or both: and you want a way out of it, it is within your power to get rid of the pain. There is no need to stay stuck in it; our therapists at Carolina Counseling Services can help you fight negative thoughts to make you feel better. Call, text or email us any time to start feeling and thinking better.
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Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
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Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Silver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Lumber Bridge NC, Rex NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28312, 28314