Pain science is a school of thought that says that pain is a function of our brains that’s meant to protect us, and as a protective mechanism, it doesn’t always work perfectly, or give us an accurate way to gauge what’s actually happening in our bodies. People can experience devastating injuries and feel no pain, or they can experience excruciating pain from injuries that are technically “minor.”
Pain scientists believe this knowledge can help us develop new treatment approaches, once we begin to tap into the fact that pain is here to protect us.
- Understanding pain as your body’s alarm system
- Understanding pain as an overprotective friend
- Todd Hargrove: Seven Things You Should Know About about Pain Science
- The story of my wrist, and the pot of boiling water (Finally, my own pain science metaphor!).
- Too much of a good thing: when people don’t really *get* pain science