Acute Pain Protects Chronic Pain Harms

It’s hard to believe that pain is ever good. But it is. A friend developed a condition where she was able to move her lower body, but couldn’t feel pain and had no sensation. The biggest danger she faced was injuring herself because her warning system – pain – didn’t work.

Chronic pain, on the other hand, happens when your brain perceived pain in the absence of damage. It’s warning you about a danger that isn’t there.

This video – designed for kids – explains the difference between chronic and acute pain. It also discusses why increasing functioning can help retrain the brain and reduce pain.

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