• The Blog of Physical Therapist and Dancer Tony Ingram

  • Over 100 Articles and Blog Posts on Science, Training, Injuries and Dancing

  • Dance and Injury Prevention Workshops

  • Tony Ingram in 'Practice' dance video by Bold Creative

  • e-books: Common Injuries and their Recovery Explained Simply

Subscribe to BBoyScience by RSS! Connect with BBoyScience on LinkedIn! Watch BBoyScience on YouTube! Circle BBoyScience on Google Plus! Like BBoyScience on Facebook! Follow BBoyScience on Twitter!

Understanding Pain Can Help Pain

My Facebook lit up today with the mutual sharing of a great blog post (thanks to the pages ‘Pain Science Division’ and ‘Neuroscience and Pain Science for Manual Physical Therapists’).

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!


Share the love!

    Leave a reply