Pain certainly is a strange phenomena. We think it’s a simple case of our tissues being damaged that causes pain, but in reality this couldn’t be further form the truth.
This is what is interesting about pain – On one hand we can say that all pain is real. The sensation is real and the experience is very much real. But on the other hand, pain is completely an illusion created by your brain to protect you from harm.
Pain is quite literally a paradox because of this. It’s a “completely real illusion!”
The illusion is the same whether you have pain from a stubbed toe, a burnt finger or widespread chronic pain like FMS.
And we wonder why Fibromyalgia is so hard to solve!
Take a look at this short video from Joshua W. Pate. It’s certainly worth 5 minutes of your time.
He talks about how pain occurs and how the nervous system becomes sensitised to fire off pain even when the threat of damage of long gone.
When you’ve had time to digest it, let us know the questions it has raised for you in the In Spite of The Challenges discussion room and we will do our best to answer them.
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