Let me preface this blog post with the fact that research and specialists in the field of chronic pain have been studying it for years and it is continuously updating. The following information in this blog is based on what I learned in school and through treating patients with chronic pain over the past seven years.
The number one thing a patient in chronic pain needs to learn is what NEUROPLASTICITY means. Ultimately, it is a fancy way of saying that our nerves can LEARN and thus UNLEARN certain things or responses. I would also like to make it clear in the beginning of this blog that when I talk about the BRAIN, I am 100% talking about the physical organ of the BRAIN. I’m NOT talking about your CONSCIOUS MIND. I want the phrase “it’s all in my head,” to get THROWN OUT!!!!