Understanding Pain

HOW NEUROSCIENCE HELPS EXPLAIN COMPLEX, PERSISTENT PAIN

Contemporary neuroscience shows that pain is a complex process and that chronic pain is actually not a life sentence of misery but something manageable and changeable. Yet our patients often continue to struggle, often receiving passive interventions only, without lasting improvement. Helping your patient to understand pain can completely change the conversation. 

 

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In this handout, you will learn:

  • All pain is real
  • Pain is complex and has many contributors besides tissue damage or bodily injury
  • Pain is changing continuously and can change for the better
  • Patients have a greater ability to change their own pain than others are able to change their pain for them
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