HOW PAIN AND ACTIVITY WORK TOGETHER
When you move less and less, your brain becomes accustomed to that decrease in activity. As the brain learns pain, more and more activity becomes connected with the pain response even when you are doing things that aren’t harmful.
WHAT CAN MAKE THINGS BETTER
Gradually increasing your activity helps your brain rewire itself so that you can move more easily. It’s normal to have some pain or discomfort as you get moving again. You may be a little sore, but you are safe. Over time, you will become more active and healthy and your pain will likely improve.
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