It turns out – we are adaptable!

We are adaptable

Tissue can change. Our brain can change.

brain

This provides hope to anyone living with pain, chronic pain, limitation to mobility or perhaps psychological pain (or unease) from stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia. All of which are common problems affecting a large proportion of our 21st Century population.

Pain science

The experience of pain doesn’t necessarily/always correlate with the state of our tissue.

What?

You may have some awful looking images on x-ray and yet not experience pain. You may experience pain, though not even have the limb that pains you (phantom limb pain).

Which doesn’t mean it’s all in your head but that pain is indeed, very complex

Neuroplasticity

Contrary to our understanding up to about the year 2002, our brain can change

Thank goodness. As I continue to age, all hope is not lost!

This is revolutionary in terms of we can keep learning, and also how we can change behavior and adapt.  Most important, how our pain can change.

What does this have to do with how well you can or cannot move? The fact that you have persistent pain or not? Why it flares up?

Together, we’ll explore this (somewhat new) information and answer your questions.

And … learn simple things you can do throughout the day, that is most likely to help according to the latest research.

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