Pain experience – Information

Posted by Helen Potter on 27 January 2017 | Filed under Brain training, In Touch Physiotherapy, Pain, Physiotherapy, Tips

Pain disorders and our pain experience – Information to help you understand

Research on pain in recent years has given us a far better understanding of what is happening when we feel “pain”. A negative stimulus somewhere in our body is then interpreted in our nervous system. Our brain has a large role in interpreting what we feel and how “our pain experience” is for each of us. There are not just physical and chemical changes within nerves and tissues. Our concern about the cause of pain, our previous experience of pain, and our level of general anxiety or depression all modify how we interpret pain signals. Understanding pain will help you make some sense of why it is persisting.

There are not just physical and chemical changes within nerves and tissues. The degree of actual tissue damage is only one factor. Our concern about the cause of pain, our previous experience of pain, and our level of general anxiety or depression all modify how we interpret pain signals. Understanding pain will help you make some sense of why it is persisting.

This U-tube video is a rapid summary of pain and our response.

You might like to watch it several times.

For more information go to

Pain Health http://painhealth.csse.uwa.edu.au/-  an excellent site on a range of pain-related problems.

Pain Australia Understanding Chronic Pain (Youtube video)

 

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