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The Chronic Pain Breakup is a podcast for those who want to learn how to beat stubborn pain, naturally. The host, Alissa Wolfe, chronic pain specialist and founder of the Chronic Pain Breakup Method, will share science and solutions so that you can feel better and get your life back.

The Chronic Pain Breakup Alissa Wolfe

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    • 4.1 • 16 Ratings

The Chronic Pain Breakup is a podcast for those who want to learn how to beat stubborn pain, naturally. The host, Alissa Wolfe, chronic pain specialist and founder of the Chronic Pain Breakup Method, will share science and solutions so that you can feel better and get your life back.

    Understanding CRPS [PART 3 of 3]: The Truth About it’s Neurobiology and Effective Treatments

    Understanding CRPS [PART 3 of 3]: The Truth About it’s Neurobiology and Effective Treatments

    Last but not least, this episode is the final part of a three-part series on CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome).

    There is a difference between *managing* symptoms and pain, vs. actually *treating* the underlying cause of the pain.

    Learn 10 new tools you can add to your CRPS Pain Care Tool Box, that will help you go beyond just managing pain, so that you can eventually rely less on pain management and learn to rely on yourself to get long lasting pain relief. Listen to Part 1 Here: https://www.alissawolfe.com/podcasts/the-chronic-pain-breakup/episodes/2148050961

    Listen to PART 2 here: https://www.alissawolfe.com/podcasts/the-chronic-pain-breakup/episodes/2148056168

    Book a one-on-one call here: https://www.alissawolfe.com/book-call 

    References: 


    Lee et al, 2021, 'Impaired Performance in Mental Rotation of Hands and Feet and Its Association with Social Cognition in Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome'
    Lewis eta l, 2021, 'Visual illusions modulate body perception disturbance and pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A randomized trial'
    Taylor et al, 2021, 'Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Comprehensive Review'
    Sayegh et al, 2013, 'Mirror therapy for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)-A literature review and an illustrative case report'
    Smart et al, 2016, 'Physiotherapy for pain and disability in adults with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) types I and II'
    Mendez-Rebolledo et al, 2017, 'Update on the effects of graded motor imagery and mirror therapy on complex regional pain syndrome type 1: A systematic review'
    Cuenca-Martinez et al, 2022, 'Pain relief by movement representation strategies: An umbrella and mapping review with meta-meta-analysis of motor imagery, action observation and mirror therapy'
    Shaifee et al, 2023, 'The Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Interventions on Pain and Disability for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis'
    Ruf et al, 2023, 'Mirror Therapy in Patients with Somatoform Pain Disorders-A Pilot Study'
    Shepherd et al, 2020, 'The clinical application of pain neuroscience, graded motor imagery, and graded activity with complex regional pain syndrome-A case report'
    Lotze et al, 2022, 'Clinical and Neurophysiological Effects of Progressive Movement Imagery Training for Pathological Pain'
    Schmid et al, 2017, 'Pain reduction due to novel sensory-motor training in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I - A pilot study'

     

    How We Can Work Together:


    Join The Chronic Pain Breakup Method - The most comprehensive program that teaches you to beat chronic pain by addressing the deeper cause, equipping you with knowledge and tools you can use that will put you in control of the pain instead of the pain controlling your every move. 
    Book a FREE Pain Care Audit - Book a call so we can assess where you’re at and what your needs are
    Attend the Exclusive Online Training and learn how to breakup with your current pain "Managing" routine, and finally breakthrough chronic pain, once and for all, even if you've tried everything and nothing works.

     

    Click here to subscribe on iTunes and write a review.

     

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    • 32 min
    Understanding CRPS [PART 2 of 3]: The Truth About it’s Neurobiology and Effective Treatments

    Understanding CRPS [PART 2 of 3]: The Truth About it’s Neurobiology and Effective Treatments

    Welcome to Part 2 of this discussion on CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome), where you'll uncover some of the misinformation out there surrounding pain managing strategies used for CRPS. 

    In the world of CRPS, pain managing strategies are not all created equal. I wish I could they we're all no harm, no foul, but the truth is, there are some pain management strategies that, while they may relieve pain in the short term, have a long-lasting, negative impact on your condition because they may exacerbate the underlying issue. 

    In this episode, I'm clearing up some of the misinformation surrounding:- Electrical Stimulation for CRPS- Pain Numbing Remedies (like ice, numbing creams, nerve blocks, injections, ablations, lidocaine patches, and opioid medications)- Ketamine for CRPS- Immobilization (physical or functional)- Physical Therapy- Modalities- Desensitization therapy- Vagus nerve stimulation

    Listen to Part 1 Here: https://www.alissawolfe.com/podcasts/the-chronic-pain-breakup/episodes/2148050961

    Stay tuned for Part 3!!

    Book a one-on-one call here: https://www.alissawolfe.com/book-call 

    References: 


    Zhao et al, 2018, 'The Effect of Ketamine Infusion in the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: a Systemic Review and Meta-analysis'
    Azari et al, 2012, 'Efficacy and Safety of Ketamine in Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome'
    Kirkpatrick et al, 2020, 'Optimizing the Treatment of CRPS With Ketamine'
    Connolly et al, 2015, 'A Systematic Review of Ketamine for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome'

     

    How We Can Work Together:


    Join The Chronic Pain Breakup Method - The most comprehensive program that teaches you to beat chronic pain by addressing the deeper cause, equipping you with knowledge and tools you can use that will put you in control of the pain instead of the pain controlling your every move. 
    Book a FREE Pain Care Audit - Book a call so we can assess where you’re at and what your needs are
    Attend the Exclusive Online Training and learn how to breakup with your current pain "Managing" routine, and finally breakthrough chronic pain, once and for all, even if you've tried everything and nothing works.

     

    Click here to subscribe on iTunes and write a review.

     

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    • 29 min
    Understanding CRPS [PART 1 of 3]: The Truth About it’s Neurobiology and Effective Treatments

    Understanding CRPS [PART 1 of 3]: The Truth About it’s Neurobiology and Effective Treatments

    Let's take a take a deep dive into the neurobiology of CRPS.

    My aim is to essentially prove that this condition is real and help you understand the true nature of the condition so you can better understand how to treat it.

    What you'll learn:- The #1 cause of CRPS- The underlying Nervous system changes with CRPS- What's the deal with dystonia- The science behind swelling with CRPS- Why and how CRPS spreads

    In part 2, we'll discuss the treatments for CRPS! Listen to PART 2 here: https://www.alissawolfe.com/podcasts/the-chronic-pain-breakup/episodes/2148056168

    Wanna get help from someone who actually understands this condition? Set up a FREE one-on-one call here: https://www.alissawolfe.com/book-call

    References: 


    Bharwani et al, 2021, 'Denying the Truth Does Not Change the Facts: A Systematic Analysis of Pseudoscientific Denial of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome'
    Sobeeh et al, 2023, 'Pain mechanisms in complex regional pain syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of quantitative sensory testing outcomes'
    Rijn et al, 2011, 'Spreading of complex regional pain syndrome: not a random process'
    Brink et al, 2021, 'Predictors of Self-Reported Neglect-like Symptoms and Involuntary Movements in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Compared to Other Chronic Limb Pain Conditions'
    Scheuren et al, 2023, 'Pain‐autonomic measures reveal nociceptive sensitization in complex regional pain syndrome'
    Reimer et al, 2016, 'Sensitization of the Nociceptive System in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome'
    Huge et al, 2008, 'Interaction of Hyperalgesia and Sensory Loss in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I (CRPS I)'
    Kuttikat et al, 2016, 'Neurocognitive and Neuroplastic Mechanisms of Novel Clinical Signs in CRPS'
    Lewis et al, 2010, 'Wherever is my arm? Impaired upper limb position accuracy in complex regional pain syndrome'
    Kuttikat et al, 2018, 'Altered Neurocognitive Processing of Tactile Stimuli in Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome'
    Schwoebel et al, 2001, 'Pain and the body schema: evidence for peripheral effects on mental representations of movement'
    Brun et al, 2018, 'Exploring the Relationships Between Altered Body Perception, Limb Position Sense, and Limb Movement Sense in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome'
    Echalier et al, 2020, "Spontaneous sensations reveal distorted body perception in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)'
    Peltz et al, 2011, 'Impaired hand size estimation in CRPS'
    Moseley et al, 2009, 'Space-based, but not arm-based, shift in tactile processing in complex regional pain syndrome and its relationship to cooling of the affected limb'

     

    How We Can Work Together:


    Join The Chronic Pain Breakup Method - The most comprehensive program that teaches you to beat chronic pain by addressing the deeper cause, equipping you with knowledge and tools you can use that will put you in control of the pain instead of the pain controlling your every move. 
    Book a FREE Pain Care Audit - Book a call so we can assess where you’re at and what your needs are
    Attend the Exclusive Online Training and learn how to breakup with your current pain "Managing" routine, and finally breakthrough chronic pain, once and for all, even if you've tried everything and nothing works.

    Click here to subscribe on iTunes and write a review.

     

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    • 34 min
    How to go Beyond Just *Managing* The SYMPTOM Of Pain

    How to go Beyond Just *Managing* The SYMPTOM Of Pain

    In this episode, I'm covering 3 of the main reasons why everything you've tried in the past has failed to provide long-lasting relief.

    This is only for those who are open-minded to seeing Pain Management through a new perspective...

    You'll learn about how to make the shift from Managing Pain with Symptom Solutions to long term relief with a Pain Care System Solution.

    And for those ready to take the next step and set up a one-on-one call with me, here's the link to book a call: https://www.alissawolfe.com/book-call

     

    How We Can Work Together:


    Join The Chronic Pain Breakup Method - The most comprehensive program that teaches you to beat chronic pain by addressing the deeper cause, equipping you with knowledge and tools you can use that will put you in control of the pain instead of the pain controlling your every move. 
    Book a FREE Pain Care Audit - Book a call so we can assess where you’re at and what your needs are
    Attend the Exclusive Online Training and learn how to breakup with your current pain "Managing" routine, and finally breakthrough chronic pain, once and for all, even if you've tried everything and nothing works.

    Click here to subscribe on iTunes and write a review.

     

    Let's Get Connected...

     

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    Join the FREE Facebook community
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    • 31 min
    [PART 1] Breakthrough Chronic Pain: Demystify Pain & Unlock Answers You Deserve

    [PART 1] Breakthrough Chronic Pain: Demystify Pain & Unlock Answers You Deserve

    In this special episode, I'm sharing the first part of my transformative and life-changing course, 'Breakthrough Chronic Pain: Demystify Pain & Unlock Answers You Deserve'.If you want access to Parts 2 and 3 of this course, just sign up here: https://www.alissawolfe.com/breakthrough-chronic-pain-course-pwycRemember, this is your opportunity to be fully invested in your transformation. Don't let this information slip away. Sign up, commit to your transformation, and watch as you start creating the life you've always dreamed of.

     

    Skip the line and Schedule a Pain Care Call: https://www.alissawolfe.com/book-call 

    • 57 min
    Holidays, Vacation, & Traveling With Chronic Pain

    Holidays, Vacation, & Traveling With Chronic Pain

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    Do you experience increased pain, fatigue, and discomfort around holidays or when traveling? If so, you're not alone. In this episode, I will explore why people with chronic pain often feel worse during these times, and how it relates to their nervous system's need for consistency.

    Our bodies are designed to thrive on routine and consistency, and any deviation from our usual schedule can be stressful for our nervous system. When we travel or have visitors, our routines are disrupted, which can exacerbate chronic pain and make it more difficult to manage.

    Whether you're planning a trip or expecting visitors, this episode will provide valuable information and support to help you navigate the challenges of chronic pain during the holiday season and beyond. 

    How We Can Work Together:


    Join The Chronic Pain Breakup Method - The most comprehensive program that teaches you to beat chronic pain by addressing the deeper cause, equipping you with knowledge and tools you can use that will put you in control of the pain instead of the pain controlling your every move. 
    Book a FREE Pain Care Audit - Book a call so we can assess where you’re at and what your needs are
    Attend the FREE Workshop - How To Master Chronic Pain Naturally: Discover The 3 Key Essentials to End Your Struggles With Stubborn Pain (without more pills, procedures, or pain-provoking PT... or becoming a holistic mind-body healer)

     

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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Candace Liz ,

Alissa is absolutely invaluable. She truly cares about what she does and helping people!

Alissa understands on a deep level what ppl in chronic pain are going through-physically, mentally, emotionally-from all the possible aspects. She has SO much information that helps you understand what’s going on in your body. Which in my opinion is the first step to healing. She wants to solve the problem, underlying issue. Which I greatly appreciate. I (highly) recommend anyone with chronic pain, contact her. You will not be disappointed, she is the REAL DEAL 🫶

Sourhampton SueZoo ,

Lots of talk not enough tools.

I was disappointed in 3 part series. Lots of talk about what doesn’t work not enough on tools. Is this just an advertisement?

Rocky Bob’s ,

Mind blowing

I am so amazed by the amount of high quality information in each episode! Dr. Wolfe’s passion for curing chronic pain is unparalleled!

Thank you!!

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