Pain and the Brain

Our brain is a powerful muscle.  It is so adaptable and hardworking that if pain persists for longer than 3 months or if pain keeps coming back for a few days every few weeks, our brain will create an extra large "pain" map inside its tissue, making us even more sensitive to this pain..... creating a vicious circle.

We can "reshape" and "shrink" this map in the brain, so that the barrage of signals coming into and out of the brain are no longer processed as pain.  Because the brain is a powerful muscle that is also pliable and plastic it can be retrained through diagnostically planned physiotherapy exercises to provide greater pain relief.

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