When acute trauma or injury changes nerves along pain pathways in the central nervous system, the brain’s perception of pain can be altered, and the stage can be set for chronic pain. A number of therapies have proven useful in resetting the brain’s perception of pain and curbing chronic pain.
Pain is a normal response by the body to prevent further damage and promote healing. While an uncomfortable sensation, it is generally a temporary phenomenon. Not all pain is bad. In fact, pain is part of the body’s protective system. When trauma or injury occurs, neurons send signals to the brain to stop the activity causing the pain.
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