What is chronic pain?
There are two classifications of pain: acute and chronic
Acute pain is related to tissue damage; it can be felt, for example, in your back, during the sprain, fissure or fracture of a bone, and it can be felt while the repair of the tissues is taking place, it can last weeks or months. But when the pain goes beyond three months, it is known with the name of persistent or chronic pain and this does not necessarily have anything to do with tissue damage.
The term “chronic” refers only to the longevity of the pain, it is not synonymous of not having a cure; however, we associate it with being incurable.
Any type of pain, regardless of how it is felt (diffuse, intense, stabbing, etc.), where it is felt and how long it is felt (acute or chronic) is produced by the brain, is an output, not an input.
It is something unpleasant that almost no one wants to feel.
However, the pain is a great ally, and a great achievement in human evolution. It warns us that the tissues are damaged and/or we are in danger. And with it the innate healing and regeneration mechanisms are put into motion.
But this is not so with chronic pain, it remains even long after the tissues have been repaired.
The good news is that this same brain that creates the pain can be trained to stop doing it.
Understand that your pain does not hurt you, is the key to your recovery.
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