Pain is in your brain- Video

Screen Shot 2015-04-25 at 10.23.34 PMI have followed Lorimer Moseley’s and his institute’s work for the past few years. He is a researcher in Australia. Here is a 24 minute talk that is both entertaining and quite interesting. He explains how the brain learns to be in chronic pain, showing that the meaning attributed by the brain determines how much pain we have. His mission is to help people learn and understand that most chronic pain has nothing to do with any damage to tissues or muscles. He says “your pain is 100% real, but is no longer an indicator that there is damage”, because the brain has changed (through neuroplasticity) and stepped up its sensitivity.

I have been doing a lot of researching the literature for what chronic pain actually is in the past few months. It’s more complicated than what you commonly read on educational websites. That’s as much as I can say at this time. I hope to put it all together in the coming months.