What Do Your Pain and Your Car Have In Common?
Pain is very complicated! It is tricky to understand, and even more tricky to explain to patients. The catch is that it is incredibly important that people in pain understand why they are experiencing the pain that they feel. The more that you understand how pain comes about, the more likely you are to be able to overcome it.
Pain is a sensation that is created in the brain. It is based upon information that is transmitted from the rest of the body to the brain. The brain then interprets that information to determine if a threat exists. If the information that the brain receives causes it to perceive a threat, then AND ONLY THEN will the patient experience pain. So if we can decrease the threat perception we can decrease pain levels!
Your brain is what controls the pain that you experience!
Movement is my Medicine,
Dr. William "Chip" Bleam