Chronic pain and insomnia are often intertwined, exacerbating each other and resulting in a vicious cycle. The presence of chronic pain can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to insomnia. Similarly, insomnia can worsen chronic pain symptoms as the lack of restful sleep can intensify pain perception. Understanding the connection between these conditions is vital for individuals struggling with both to improve their quality of life.
In this episode, Annie Mille is a renowned clinical social worker treating chronic pain and insomnia. She has dedicated her career to understanding the intricate relationship between neural pathways and the brain's role in these conditions.
As a therapist, she was intrigued by the connection between chronic stress, past traumatic experiences, and the development of chronic pain. As she delved deeper into the subject, Annie discovered that the brain could become sensitized to pain due to constant stress, leading to the development of chronic pain even when there is no identifiable structural cause. This realization sparked a passion in her to help people understand the true source of their pain and find relief by teaching them how to separate fear from their physical sensations.
Through her work at DC Metro Therapy, she has helped countless individuals better understand the underlying causes of their pain and sleep issues, empowering them to regain control of their lives.
Join us to learn how to break the vicious cycle of insomnia and chronic pain.
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