Anxiety

"Anxiety is gasoline on fire pain"

Surge in anxiety always increases chronic pain !!!!!

Pains + Anxiety + Health Habits + Trauma = Chronic Pain

DOES PAIN CAUSE ANXIETY OR DOES ANXIETY CAUSE PAIN?

BEWARE: The longer pain exist and higher pain level the more the anxiety system wires to pain system.

Anxiety system

Levels Up Regulation Sympathetic system (ANXIETY)

  1. Stress
  2. Anxiety
  3. Emotional hijacking
  4. PTSD or Child Abuse

Hints of high anxiety:

  1. Twitching eye lid
  2. Shaking hands or fingers
  3. shaking leg or foot
  4. Twitching skin on bridge nose
  5. body shaking

Similar Terms

  1. Stress/Anxiety
  2. Flight or flight system
  3. Protection system
  4. Sympathetic system

Autonomic System Dysfunction:

  1. Parasympathetic = rest & replenish.
  2. Sympathetic = fight or flight
  3. Sympathetic system over powers parasympathetic
  4. Especially with hidden triggers of our emotional brain from childhood

A minister has depended on Christianity as her favorite anti-anxiety tool in early part of her life. I have depended on cardiovascular exercise early in my life as my favorite anti-anxiety tool. We challenged each other. For the minister, using cardiovascular exercise as her backup anti anxiety tool, For me, I need to depend on Christianity as my back up tool for anti anxiety. In fact, it is slowly becoming my favorite anti-anxiety tool especially in my marriage.

Brain Battle= making Decisions

  1. Emotional brain & cognitive brain mix in prefrontal cortex
  2. Decisions are a mixture of these two brains
  3. How it works: a) Emotional brain --works w/ --cognitive brain b) Emotional brain --argues with --cognitive brain c) Emotional brain --hijacks --cognitive brain

Medical solution to anxiety is drugs:

  1. Anti-anxiety drugs: Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa
  2. Meds are quick way control anxiety
  3. We become dependent on these anxiety drugs 
  4. Because Integrative tools are utilized treat causes
  5. With that level anxiety controlled by drugs, we pile more anxiety into our life
  6. In CSO, we depend drugs until Integrative tools are in place
  7. Passionate implementation Anti-anxiety tools because they have slow onset benefit

REPETITIVE THINKING LOOPS

  1. Observe negative things
  2. Do you allow negatives to grow
  3. Magnitude negatives
  4. times the negative loop replays
  5. Interfering w/ Neg loop
  6. Changing to positive

Pet Peeves (Anxiety in Cliche')  

  1. “What trips your trigger”?
  2. “What jerks your chain”?
  3. “What gets your goat”?
  4. “What pushes your buttons”?

MOTHERS ANXIETY

  1. Motherhood:
    1. children,
    2. husband,
    3. work,
    4. church,
    5. social,
    6. parents,
    7. looks,
    8. intellectual
  2. Covid Stressors:
    1. nurse
    2. teacher
    3. childcare,
    4. isolation,
    5. need hugs family
  3. Traits: Worry, Fret, OCD, Perfectionism, Control-a-holic
  4. Women's Priorities: went from 24 hr day to 36 hour day
  5. Anxiety was high, but it increased 
  6. Time for woman's health became more limited
  7. Strong women decided they had enough gave up career
  8. Social Bias: "they are stress out females"

Male Anxiety:

  1. Increasing costs and decreasing spending power
  2. Brave, strong, leader, dragon slayer, a real stud muffin 
  3. Men trying to understand female species
  4. Social Abuse: "Not man enough", or "Never amount to much" 
  5. Work demands, computer posturing, inactivity, deadlines, finances, 
  6. Poor health habits (conditioning, sleep, nutrition, negative thinking)
  7. Traits: Worry, Fret, OCD, Perfectionism, Control-a-holic

CHANGES PAIN REPORTING SYSTEM;

  1. Anxiety system  rewires  to pain system
  2. Changes nerves biochemistry & physiology
  3. Sympathetic system produces different neurotransmitters
  4. Turns silent nerves into pain reporting nerves
  5. Pain nerves respond to adrenalin
  6. Greater response to small stimuli
  7.  Area of pain increases in size

Anxiety increases:

  1. Tension in muscles
  2. Rewiring to pain system
  3. Grinding & clenching 
  4. Adrenalin production

A tale of twin sisters:  

  1. Sister A:  acute pain, broken leg,  increased stress = no  increase pain  
  2. Sister B:  chronic pain, daily headaches, increased stress = increases pain

Stress/Anxiety: manipulation of emotional brain

  1. World negative manipulation-external
  2. Negative Thought Loops-internal

Turning Assets into Liabilities 

  1. Love - turns into - worry
  2. Efficient - turns into - perfectionism
  3. Concern - turns into - fear
  4. Care -  turns into -  control freak

90% of what we worry about never comes to pass, Dale Carniege "How lose friends and influence enemies" (humor attempt)

Symptoms of high anxiety:

  • Cold sores
  • Eye twitches
  • Ear Spasms
  • IBS
  • Sensitivities
  • Tinnitus
  • Hair twirling
  • Reflux
  • Allergies
  • Side effects
  • Lip biting
  • Hair thinning
  • Dry cough
  • Ear twitching
  • Ticks-nervous          
  • Nail biting
  • Enlarge muscle
  • Eyebrow pulling
  • Tension Headaches
  • Heart racing
  • Jaw-Neck-Back
  • Frequent sickness
  • Neck pain
  • Dizziness

Goals Set: Anxiety

  1. Stay Focus: Higher pain and longer pain harder reverse wiring
  2. Take Control: Anxiety system can be decoupled from pain system
  3. Enjoy Tools: Reducing anxiety reduces pain
  4. Control Thinking: Enjoy becoming more positive
  5. Control outside stressors: Reduce impulses thru anxiety system
  6. Establish inner peace: Reduce impulses pain system
  7. Control:
    1. negative thinking loops,
    2. emotional hyjacking,
    3. PTSD's

How can the negative emotional brain be reset?:

  1. Reduce all pains simultaneously 
  2. Identify emotional hyjacking triggers
  3. Catching hyjacking earlier
  4. Reduce your stressors
  5. Anti-anxiety tools
  6. Anti-Anxiety drugs
  7. Manage your addictions
  8. Reprogram your thinking
  9. Improve your health habits
  10. Cognitive behavioral therapy
  11. Coaching (every great athlete has coach)
  12. Christian Counseling
  13. Antidote anxiety is yourself (gift that your are)
  14. Focus on Love: God, spouse, children, grand children, neighbor
  15. Ignore worlds focus on fear
  16. Cardiovascular exercise
  17. Biofeedback
  18. Yoga, Mediation, Medical Massage, Deep Breathing, Guided Imagery
  19. Soft or Christian music

Anxiety control is complex. Reading about one particular anxiety, you  gain insight but little control. I began studying how anxiety gains control over pain system in chronic pain. If you have chronic neck-jaw-head pains and suffer from anxiety, you will suffer long years pain pursuing acute pain therapies. Chronic pain requires team to master complexity pain, the neck and jaw joint systems, complexity of anxiety, and complexity of autonomic system dysfunction.   You are most important part of that team.                                                                                                 

The knowledge to manage pain comes from my own anxiety journey, spouse's pain journey, & science of pain.

  1. For 55 years, I have search for tools to control my anxiety
  2. Research 40 years my wife’s pains & anxiety
  3. Pain residency expose new research & knowledge
  4. Researching science of joint muscle pathologies, the tools to control anxiety became important factor
  5. Research acute pain from chronic pain
  6. Understanding of pain behavior  
  7. Research "quick fix" (worlds brain washing)

Antidote to anxiety is filling your love tank:

  • God’s love
  • Love health
  • Spouse 
  • Family 
  • Friends
  • Neighbor

TOOL BOXES CONTROLLING  ANXIETY:

  1. Incoming stressors
  2. Reacting To
  3. Dissipating

GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING ANXIETY

  1. Each box has multiple tools
  2. Select tool from each box
  3. Test tools on your anxiety
  4. Practice tool, get proficient 
  5. Use tools before, during, and after stressor
  6. Research for unique tools for you

Luke 12:22-26 
“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”

Four Areas of Growth:

  1. Emotional maturity:
    1. Negative world
    2. Negative thinking
  2. Spiritual maturity:
    1. Read Message.
    2. Christian music
    3. Share God's Love
  3. Physical:
    1. Tone muscles.
    2. Cardio
    3. Strengthen muscles
  4. Intellectually
    1. read, study, learn
    2. degrees
    3. Life lessons

WISDOM is growth & maturity in spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical

WORRY

"Whatever occupies your mind the most becomes your god. Worries, if indulged, develop into idols. Anxiety gains a life of its own, parasitically infesting your mind. Break free from this bondage by affirming your trust in me and refreshing yourself in my presence. What goes on in your mind is invisible, undetectable to other people. But I read your thoughts continually, searching for evidence of trust in me. I rejoice when your mind turns toward me. Guard your thoughts diligently, good thought choices will keep you close to me."                        

The Holy Bible

CAR ACCIDENT STOLE MY LIFE; Choose anger or choose life

A woman with great health was involved major traffic accident which should kill her. The accident stole the health that she worked so hard to obtain. Instead of being happy to be alive, she let her anger grow into rage; so much so, that now her past controls her future. We can’t blame her for her anger, but we can coach her w/ empathy to gain control over the anger. Choosing health over anger allows her body to do some miraculous healing.

  1. Anger controls emotional brain;
  2. Emotional brain controls cognitive brain,
  3. Anger increases pain-Pain increases ange.
  4. A foggy cognitive brain makes bad choices

NEGATIE THINKING LOOPS CAUSE PAIN:

  1. Anxiety fires up emotional brain
  2. pumps adrenalin into blood
  3. Places tension muscles
  4. Shuts down cognitive brain
  5. Continually up regulating system 
  6. pain neck-back-jaw-head

CHILD ABUSE-WAR HORRORS: PTSD's

The greatest control over our emotional brain comes from horrors of child abuse and war. These events damage the emotional brain; so that, the individual lives in a constant state emergency or protection. At the most trivial things, they will attack or playing ostrich. This level of anxiety utilizes all our resources we need for healing. These are abnormal behaviors based on need to protect our selfs. Insurance-government-CPT coders have relegated child abuse or war horrors to only one form management, strong medications, yet; there is so much more science can offer. We have yet to explore these options due to coders unwillingness to explore the Integrative tools in mental health arena.  Child abuse is desperately in need of therapy that returns patient to world and not made them totally dependent of Medications or turn them into zombies.

Developing maturity-understanding-knowledge: 

Ability to manage Anxiety involves developing or maturing in all four realms. Most of us focus on intellectual because the world will pay us more, but we ignore the other three(spiritual, physical, emotional). Neglect the spiritual and we become depressed and anxious. Neglect the physical and we entertain disease and pain. Neglect the emotional scars of our childhood, war horrors, or horrific traumas and we suffer from anger-hatred-jealousy.        

Mother's give there all to her family-children-career-loving environment, but when she gives away her health she suffers pain-disease-deterioration. Dad's build home-career-financial-loving environment-leadership-education until there is little left for health. 

Setting goals for our emotional-spirtual-intellectual-physical health becomes a important aspect to life.  

CHOOSE ANGER or CHOOSE TO HEAL ?

I am angry for being wronged, injured, or damaged. You perception of being wronged is right ?. Being right and being Anger is allow a powerful emotion takes control of our cognitive Brain. Anger directs our behavior toward protection: defend or retreat. Anger steals valuable resources, decisions, attention, money, time need for healing. You cannot choose anger and healing at same time. You cannot progressively focus on healing when you are emotionally stuck in past. 

"Anxiety is gasoline on fire pain"

Surge in anxiety always increases chronic pain !!!!!

Pains + Anxiety + Health Habits + Trauma = Chronic Pain

DOES PAIN CAUSE ANXIETY OR DOES ANXIETY CAUSE PAIN?

BEWARE: The longer pain exist and higher pain level the more the anxiety system wires to pain system.

Anxiety system

Levels Up Regulation Sympathetic system (ANXIETY)

  1. Stress
  2. Anxiety
  3. Emotional hijacking
  4. PTSD or Child Abuse

Hints of high anxiety:

  1. Twitching eye lid
  2. Shaking hands or fingers
  3. shaking leg or foot
  4. Twitching skin on bridge nose
  5. body shaking

Similar Terms

  1. Stress/Anxiety
  2. Flight or flight system
  3. Protection system
  4. Sympathetic system

Autonomic System Dysfunction:

  1. Parasympathetic = rest & replenish.
  2. Sympathetic = fight or flight
  3. Sympathetic system over powers parasympathetic
  4. Especially with hidden triggers of our emotional brain from childhood

A minister has depended on Christianity as her favorite anti-anxiety tool in early part of her life. I have depended on cardiovascular exercise early in my life as my favorite anti-anxiety tool. We challenged each other. For the minister, using cardiovascular exercise as her backup anti anxiety tool, For me, I need to depend on Christianity as my back up tool for anti anxiety. In fact, it is slowly becoming my favorite anti-anxiety tool especially in my marriage.

Brain Battle= making Decisions

  1. Emotional brain & cognitive brain mix in prefrontal cortex
  2. Decisions are a mixture of these two brains
  3. How it works: a) Emotional brain --works w/ --cognitive brain b) Emotional brain --argues with --cognitive brain c) Emotional brain --hijacks --cognitive brain

Medical solution to anxiety is drugs:

  1. Anti-anxiety drugs: Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa
  2. Meds are quick way control anxiety
  3. We become dependent on these anxiety drugs 
  4. Because Integrative tools are utilized treat causes
  5. With that level anxiety controlled by drugs, we pile more anxiety into our life
  6. In CSO, we depend drugs until Integrative tools are in place
  7. Passionate implementation Anti-anxiety tools because they have slow onset benefit

REPETITIVE THINKING LOOPS

  1. Observe negative things
  2. Do you allow negatives to grow
  3. Magnitude negatives
  4. times the negative loop replays
  5. Interfering w/ Neg loop
  6. Changing to positive

Pet Peeves (Anxiety in Cliche')  

  1. “What trips your trigger”?
  2. “What jerks your chain”?
  3. “What gets your goat”?
  4. “What pushes your buttons”?

MOTHERS ANXIETY

  1. Motherhood:
    1. children,
    2. husband,
    3. work,
    4. church,
    5. social,
    6. parents,
    7. looks,
    8. intellectual
  2. Covid Stressors:
    1. nurse
    2. teacher
    3. childcare,
    4. isolation,
    5. need hugs family
  3. Traits: Worry, Fret, OCD, Perfectionism, Control-a-holic
  4. Women's Priorities: went from 24 hr day to 36 hour day
  5. Anxiety was high, but it increased 
  6. Time for woman's health became more limited
  7. Strong women decided they had enough gave up career
  8. Social Bias: "they are stress out females"

Male Anxiety:

  1. Increasing costs and decreasing spending power
  2. Brave, strong, leader, dragon slayer, a real stud muffin 
  3. Men trying to understand female species
  4. Social Abuse: "Not man enough", or "Never amount to much" 
  5. Work demands, computer posturing, inactivity, deadlines, finances, 
  6. Poor health habits (conditioning, sleep, nutrition, negative thinking)
  7. Traits: Worry, Fret, OCD, Perfectionism, Control-a-holic

CHANGES PAIN REPORTING SYSTEM;

  1. Anxiety system  rewires  to pain system
  2. Changes nerves biochemistry & physiology
  3. Sympathetic system produces different neurotransmitters
  4. Turns silent nerves into pain reporting nerves
  5. Pain nerves respond to adrenalin
  6. Greater response to small stimuli
  7.  Area of pain increases in size

Anxiety increases:

  1. Tension in muscles
  2. Rewiring to pain system
  3. Grinding & clenching 
  4. Adrenalin production

A tale of twin sisters:  

  1. Sister A:  acute pain, broken leg,  increased stress = no  increase pain  
  2. Sister B:  chronic pain, daily headaches, increased stress = increases pain

Stress/Anxiety: manipulation of emotional brain

  1. World negative manipulation-external
  2. Negative Thought Loops-internal

Turning Assets into Liabilities 

  1. Love - turns into - worry
  2. Efficient - turns into - perfectionism
  3. Concern - turns into - fear
  4. Care -  turns into -  control freak

90% of what we worry about never comes to pass, Dale Carniege "How lose friends and influence enemies" (humor attempt)

Symptoms of high anxiety:

  • Cold sores
  • Eye twitches
  • Ear Spasms
  • IBS
  • Sensitivities
  • Tinnitus
  • Hair twirling
  • Reflux
  • Allergies
  • Side effects
  • Lip biting
  • Hair thinning
  • Dry cough
  • Ear twitching
  • Ticks-nervous          
  • Nail biting
  • Enlarge muscle
  • Eyebrow pulling
  • Tension Headaches
  • Heart racing
  • Jaw-Neck-Back
  • Frequent sickness
  • Neck pain
  • Dizziness

Goals Set: Anxiety

  1. Stay Focus: Higher pain and longer pain harder reverse wiring
  2. Take Control: Anxiety system can be decoupled from pain system
  3. Enjoy Tools: Reducing anxiety reduces pain
  4. Control Thinking: Enjoy becoming more positive
  5. Control outside stressors: Reduce impulses thru anxiety system
  6. Establish inner peace: Reduce impulses pain system
  7. Control:
    1. negative thinking loops,
    2. emotional hyjacking,
    3. PTSD's

How can the negative emotional brain be reset?:

  1. Reduce all pains simultaneously 
  2. Identify emotional hyjacking triggers
  3. Catching hyjacking earlier
  4. Reduce your stressors
  5. Anti-anxiety tools
  6. Anti-Anxiety drugs
  7. Manage your addictions
  8. Reprogram your thinking
  9. Improve your health habits
  10. Cognitive behavioral therapy
  11. Coaching (every great athlete has coach)
  12. Christian Counseling
  13. Antidote anxiety is yourself (gift that your are)
  14. Focus on Love: God, spouse, children, grand children, neighbor
  15. Ignore worlds focus on fear
  16. Cardiovascular exercise
  17. Biofeedback
  18. Yoga, Mediation, Medical Massage, Deep Breathing, Guided Imagery
  19. Soft or Christian music

Anxiety control is complex. Reading about one particular anxiety, you  gain insight but little control. I began studying how anxiety gains control over pain system in chronic pain. If you have chronic neck-jaw-head pains and suffer from anxiety, you will suffer long years pain pursuing acute pain therapies. Chronic pain requires team to master complexity pain, the neck and jaw joint systems, complexity of anxiety, and complexity of autonomic system dysfunction.   You are most important part of that team.                                                                                                 

The knowledge to manage pain comes from my own anxiety journey, spouse's pain journey, & science of pain.

  1. For 55 years, I have search for tools to control my anxiety
  2. Research 40 years my wife’s pains & anxiety
  3. Pain residency expose new research & knowledge
  4. Researching science of joint muscle pathologies, the tools to control anxiety became important factor
  5. Research acute pain from chronic pain
  6. Understanding of pain behavior  
  7. Research "quick fix" (worlds brain washing)

Antidote to anxiety is filling your love tank:

  • God’s love
  • Love health
  • Spouse 
  • Family 
  • Friends
  • Neighbor

TOOL BOXES CONTROLLING  ANXIETY:

  1. Incoming stressors
  2. Reacting To
  3. Dissipating

GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING ANXIETY

  1. Each box has multiple tools
  2. Select tool from each box
  3. Test tools on your anxiety
  4. Practice tool, get proficient 
  5. Use tools before, during, and after stressor
  6. Research for unique tools for you

Luke 12:22-26 
“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”

Four Areas of Growth:

  1. Emotional maturity:
    1. Negative world
    2. Negative thinking
  2. Spiritual maturity:
    1. Read Message.
    2. Christian music
    3. Share God's Love
  3. Physical:
    1. Tone muscles.
    2. Cardio
    3. Strengthen muscles
  4. Intellectually
    1. read, study, learn
    2. degrees
    3. Life lessons

WISDOM is growth & maturity in spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical

WORRY

"Whatever occupies your mind the most becomes your god. Worries, if indulged, develop into idols. Anxiety gains a life of its own, parasitically infesting your mind. Break free from this bondage by affirming your trust in me and refreshing yourself in my presence. What goes on in your mind is invisible, undetectable to other people. But I read your thoughts continually, searching for evidence of trust in me. I rejoice when your mind turns toward me. Guard your thoughts diligently, good thought choices will keep you close to me."                        

The Holy Bible

CAR ACCIDENT STOLE MY LIFE; Choose anger or choose life

A woman with great health was involved major traffic accident which should kill her. The accident stole the health that she worked so hard to obtain. Instead of being happy to be alive, she let her anger grow into rage; so much so, that now her past controls her future. We can’t blame her for her anger, but we can coach her w/ empathy to gain control over the anger. Choosing health over anger allows her body to do some miraculous healing.

  1. Anger controls emotional brain;
  2. Emotional brain controls cognitive brain,
  3. Anger increases pain-Pain increases ange.
  4. A foggy cognitive brain makes bad choices

NEGATIE THINKING LOOPS CAUSE PAIN:

  1. Anxiety fires up emotional brain
  2. pumps adrenalin into blood
  3. Places tension muscles
  4. Shuts down cognitive brain
  5. Continually up regulating system 
  6. pain neck-back-jaw-head

CHILD ABUSE-WAR HORRORS: PTSD's

The greatest control over our emotional brain comes from horrors of child abuse and war. These events damage the emotional brain; so that, the individual lives in a constant state emergency or protection. At the most trivial things, they will attack or playing ostrich. This level of anxiety utilizes all our resources we need for healing. These are abnormal behaviors based on need to protect our selfs. Insurance-government-CPT coders have relegated child abuse or war horrors to only one form management, strong medications, yet; there is so much more science can offer. We have yet to explore these options due to coders unwillingness to explore the Integrative tools in mental health arena.  Child abuse is desperately in need of therapy that returns patient to world and not made them totally dependent of Medications or turn them into zombies.

Developing maturity-understanding-knowledge: 

Ability to manage Anxiety involves developing or maturing in all four realms. Most of us focus on intellectual because the world will pay us more, but we ignore the other three(spiritual, physical, emotional). Neglect the spiritual and we become depressed and anxious. Neglect the physical and we entertain disease and pain. Neglect the emotional scars of our childhood, war horrors, or horrific traumas and we suffer from anger-hatred-jealousy.        

Mother's give there all to her family-children-career-loving environment, but when she gives away her health she suffers pain-disease-deterioration. Dad's build home-career-financial-loving environment-leadership-education until there is little left for health. 

Setting goals for our emotional-spirtual-intellectual-physical health becomes a important aspect to life.  

CHOOSE ANGER or CHOOSE TO HEAL ?

I am angry for being wronged, injured, or damaged. You perception of being wronged is right ?. Being right and being Anger is allow a powerful emotion takes control of our cognitive Brain. Anger directs our behavior toward protection: defend or retreat. Anger steals valuable resources, decisions, attention, money, time need for healing. You cannot choose anger and healing at same time. You cannot progressively focus on healing when you are emotionally stuck in past. 

Pearls of Pain

Choosing appliance therapy
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