Nurse who suffers chronic tailbone pain

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I am a Registered Nurse who has suffered with tailbone pain for over 8 years. Like all chronic pain, it is essential that sufferers get the correct support, diagnosis and treatment appropriate for them as an individual. This blog follows my journey with chronic pain, it expresses my personal opinions and thoughts. It is not intended as a replacement for advice or treatment from your normal Healthcare Provider.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Belief at last

So, I haven't blogged in a while. I've been waiting to see how my pain is. I stopped doing my physio exercises and magnesium foot soaks because I wanted to see if EMDR was helping without other possibilities clouding things.

Well the pain seems to be a good deal better. EMDR must surely at least be partly to thank. I am still aware of the pain, but can sit through it more than I could. I just kind of let myself go with it: 'notice it' as the therapist said.

EMDR is not a quick fix, and you need to be prepared to accept what you may think is not possible. Believe that a weird system of finger wagging or tapping can help heal you.

I am now going to reintroduce my stretches and magnesium foot soaks and see if that helps the residual pain.

We are in the process of moving house, so I'll have to factor in my stress levels. I am feeling optimistic though for the first time in a very long time.

I would recommend EMDR to anyone who feels they may have deep buried feelings of anger, guilt, hurt, anything that could have 'messed' with your head or heart at some point in your life. The body is such an amazing and complex thing, and therefore we need to believe that it is capable of many things including healing itself, or at least trying. 

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