Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition.
Most often it is affecting one of the limbs, usually after an injury or trauma to that limb. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems. The brain and spinal cord composes the central nervous system. The peripheral nervous system involves nerve signaling from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Prolonged or excessive pain and mild or dramatic changes in skin color, temperature, and/or swelling in the affected area characterizes CRPS.
There is two forms of CRPS. CRPS-I: individuals without confirmed nerve injury. CRPS-II: patients with confirmed nerve injuries.
They are two similar forms with the same symptoms. They require also the same treatments.
CRPS symptoms vary in severity and duration. Studies of the incidence and prevalence of the disease show that most cases are mild and individuals recover gradually with time. In more severe cases, individuals may not recover and may have long-term disability.
What can the Lightning Process do for you?
From a Lightning Process point of view, CRPS symptoms, be they as a result of something going on in your life or something that has happened, can cause the sympathetic nervous system to stimulate a Physical Emergency Response (PER). This can result in strong physiological changes in your body, such as a fast heartbeat, a change in blood pressure, increased breathing rate, sweating, a feeling of dizziness, etc.
The PER changes how the body’s systems work and stimulations of the sympathetic nervous system on an ongoing basis can result in real physiological problems. And of course the physical symptoms of stress can cause you to feel even more stressed, which further stimulates the PER response, which amplifies the physical symptoms even more! So, very quickly you start to maintain the symptoms chronically that start to become ‘normal’!
Also, this is the way our neurology works: the brain changes and adapts its physical shape and how it works in response to how it’s used! If you use often a certain nerve pathway, it starts to become even easier to use it the next time!
So the symptoms can become ‘wired’ into your neurology. This meaning you soon can become a genius at having more and more of them! Trying to resist the power of this new neurology can be very difficult… Unless you know how to make new more healthy pathways and associations.
With the Lightning Process, you will learn how to calm the PER through specific steps. You will be using movement, posture and coaching. When practiced consistently, it results in an automatic changes in your physiology and lead to improved health and well-being. The Lightning Process will also teach you exactly how to build new healthier neurological pathways and associations, whilst considering how the ‘CRPS’ pathways got to be so strong in the first place.