When your brain's alarm system does not calm down and remains in hypersensitive mode, it can cause neuroplastic pain
Every experience you have — touch, warmth, itch, and pain — is created by your brain.
So, it is all in your head, but that does not mean that your experiences are not real!
Pain is your brain's alarm mechanism for alerting you to danger.
Your brain creates pain when it feels threatened - your nerves send messages to your brain including potential danger messages.
Your brain is working as your internal alarm system.
So, all pain is 100% real, and all pain is a decision of your brain!
Your brain interprets all the available information at the time, and comes up with a conclusion as to what to do. If there is a perceived threat (injury or no injury), your brain sends a message back to your nerves to produce pain.
You act accordingly to protect yourself. Usually, following your alarm system going off, it should calm back down, and your injury gets on with healing. Sometimes your brain's alarm system misinterprets threats, and overreacts, by causing or prolonging pain when no danger is present.
Your alarm system does not calm down and remains in hypersensitive mode.
This is called neuroplastic pain.
There are many reasons while this can happen, but the underlying reason is primarily emotional pain that you have not dealt with.
Untreated neuroplastic pain eventually rewires your central nervous system, causing pathological changes to your brain and spinal cord, and that these in turn cause greater pain.
Prolonged pain can damage parts of your brain, including those involved in cognition.
Most chronic pain is neuroplastic pain, which is a maladaptive learned phenomenon - it is an unhelpful habit of your brain.
Your unconscious brain decides to activate your neural pain circuits in chronic pain, even though it is unhelpful.
Pain neural pathways can form without conscious thought.
The fact that your brain is not hardwired, nor fixed, invites you to oversee changing yourself.
Neuroplasticity refers to your brain's ability to change, by creating new neural pathways
Thereby eliminating neural pathways that are no longer needed, such as neural pathways devoted to chronic pain.
The good news is that The Pain Recovery Program gives you the tools and techniques to consciously rewire your brain and unlearn your pain
The Pain Recovery Program shows you how to change pain sensations in your body by changing your thoughts and resetting your alarm