This is how understanding pain, can actually help you with your pain…
Richmond Stace beautifully outlines why understanding how pain works can actually help with your pain:
Excellent data from contemporary research tells us that understanding pain increases the pain threshold (harder to trigger pain), reduces anxiety in relation to pain and enhances our ability to cope and deal with the pain. We know that movement can also improve after an education session. This is because the perceived threat is reduced by learning and understanding what is going on inside, and knowing what can be done.
Amazing isn’t it?
Understanding how pain works can:
- Actually increase your pain threshold.
- Reduce stress associated with your pain, helping you cope.
- Reduce the threat you perceive of pain, causing you to move more freely after nothing more than an education session. No surgery, no drugs, no hands-on coercion. Just understanding.
Pain isn’t a simple sensation. It’s a complex, and interesting perception.
But understanding it isn’t that hard. Read up!