Understanding pain and what to do about it has been shown to be an effective strategy to manage persistent pain in different pain conditions. We recommend that you get the book, Explain Pain by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley or The Pain Truth, and Nothing But by Dr. Bahram Jam to fully understand the nervous system, and the wonderful way in which our body tries to protect us through pain. Without pain we would die; however, when pain goes on for longer than several months, the pain sometimes wants to make us die. Here are the basics of what you need to understand about our pain system.
The intensity of the pain does not indicate the amount of tissue damage!
The goal of treatment is to down-regulate the nervous system and eliminate the threats so that the brain is no longer creating a pain response