What is primary pain?
Primary pain is pain that is produced by the brain. Primary pain can occur even when there is no structural concern and/or when all tissue damage has healed.
This is actually a very common problem. In cases of primary pain, the pain signaling system becomes overly sensitized and sends a disproportionate amount of pain signals.
Often this alarm is sounded when really just a small candle is safely burning or it can sound the alarm without any fire at all.
Because it’s the signaling system that is misfiring, a brain-first solution that addresses cognitive, emotional, and behavioral patterns allows us to train our brains to change our experience of pain and, in many cases, reverse it completely.
How do I know if a brain-first approach will work for me?
The first step to understanding if a brain-first approach is right for you is to first determine if you have any of the positive indications of primary pain. These can include: