We are adaptable.
Tissue can change. Your brain can change.
This provides HOPE to anyone living with pain, chronic pain, limitation to mobility or perhaps psychological pain (or unease) from the stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia that often accompany physical pain. All of which are common problems affecting a large proportion of our 21st Century population.
The experience of pain doesn’t necessarily correlate with the state of our tissue.
You may see some awful looking images on an 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.
Contrary to our understanding up to about the year 2002, our brain can change.
This is revolutionary in terms of we can keep learning, and also how we can change behavior and adapt. Most important, how your 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?
Explore this (somewhat new) information and learn simple things you can use throughout your day that are most likely to help, according to the latest research.