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Though pain is a phenomenon that all of us experience at some point, it remains poorly understood. There is no objective way to measure pain as it is a unique subjective perceptual experience. Acute pain caused by physical trauma is pretty straightforward. Chronic or persistent pain is much more complex. Think of pain as a smoke alarm in your body. You want the alarm to go off when the house is on fire so to speak, not when you’re boiling water on the stove. In cases of persistent pain, there is a disconnect between the actual threat to the body and the perceived threat; the smoke alarm is activated when the house isn’t actually burning down. To overcome persistent pain, one must learn to differentiate structural or anatomical damage from fear, avoidance, and the myriad of variables that influence perception. The medical system seldom educates people about pain. In fact, the explanations medical practitioners provide may perpetuate one’s sense of vulnerability unnecessarily. At Resilient, we appreciate the power words can have- both said and unsaid- hence pain education is an integral component of our therapeutic experience.
The prescribed workouts are the best medicine to preventing future injuries and the videos are extremely helpful. Always a pleasure stopping in for a visit and always feel so much better post-visit. Thanks!
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