In my view, it is the lack of understanding that causes so many problems with pain in terms of how pain is viewed, treated and conceived as being changeable. Pain can and does change when you understand it and think about it in accordance with the modern (neuroscience-based) view and have a definite plan that is followed with big action towards a vision of where the you want to be. Having seen many individuals put this into practice, I am confident that the start point is always how we think because this is from where the action emerges. The right thinking begins with understanding your pain.
In the light of this, here are my top 5 pain myths:
1. Pain comes from a ‘structure’ in the body — e.g./ a disc, a joint, a muscle.
2. The amount of pain suffered is related to the amount of damage or the extent of the injury.
3. Pain is in your mind if there is no obvious cause in the body — i.e./ via scans, xrays etc.
4. There are pain signals from the body to the brain.
5. Pain is separate from how you feel or think.
There are many others.
Now, this all sounds rather negative and I like to turn this on its head and look at how we can positively influence health in order to change pain. The programmes that I create with individuals for them to follow are all about creating the right conditions in the body systems, all beginning with the right thinking that often challenges existing ideas and notions about pain.
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