Chronic pain is complex. This video from the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Management (DVCIPM) helps explain chronic pain and offers suggestions for how to deal with it based on five factors:
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- Medical options
- Thoughts and emotions
- Diet and lifestyle
- Physical activity and function
Conclusion: Pain comes from the brain. It can be retrained. When looked at from a whole person perspective, you can often find new ways to heal and manage your pain.