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Is pain all in the brain? Listen to what the experts have to say…

Professor Lorimer Moseley is a well regarded neuroscientist and physiotherapist. In this highly informative and entertaining lecture presentation, Lorimer explains how our perceptions and beliefs and even our social context can modulate (increase or decrease) our brain’s interpretation of pain.

Usually, when an injury heals over time the pain gradually reduces back to normal, but sometimes it persists and the longer it remains, the more sensitive we become to it. Our pain receptors and the pain pathway is said to be “sensitized” and this happens both peripherally at the site of pain and in chronic pain it even happens centrally at the spinal cord where pain is interpreted.
 

 
Professor Moseley is the co-author of the book, Explain Pain. At Lifestyle Therapies we stock books such as Explain Pain and will often loan it out to some patients as a tremendous resource to help chronic pain sufferers understand what they are experiencing which can be quite therapeutic. Well worth a watch.

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