In the last video, you heard me describe how pain and injury are not synonymous. You can have pain without an injury, and vice versa.
Well, this video describes how some pain is GOOD and can be a really positive, helpful teacher. Without pain, we’d be touching hot stoves and continually getting burned, walking into walls, and stepping on nails all day. It’s important to understand that all pain is not bad, especially if you have chronic pain. If your perception of pain is all negative, you may be experiencing more of it than you need to.
So, pain is important and helpful. Until it’s not. When pain persists for too long, our brains have a hard time distinguishing what is potentially dangerous and what’s not. In the next video, you’ll hear about when pain is NOT helpful, why that happens, and what you can do about it so that you can get back to doing what you love.