Mind-Body Disorders: Chronic Pain
Watch Lorimer Moseley explain why you can have pain in the absence of tissue damage.
Professor Lorimer Moseley is a clinical scientist investigating pain in humans. He has authored 300 papers and five books on pain. Professor Lorimer educates people about pain so they can have better pain-related outcomes.
If you have chronic pain, and have received a diagnosis indicating that you have a structural issue, you may be surprised to find out that this diagnosis is not actually the cause of your pain. On my What is TMS page I list some of the common diagnoses given for back pain, that are just a normal part of aging. On that page you can also get a FREE self-assessment to determine if your chronic pain, or other chronic symptoms, are due to mind-body syndrome.
Below I am linking to two lectures in which Lorimer explains that pain is always generated by the brain, even when you have an acute injury, and why the brain generates pain in the absence of tissue damage. The first lecture is from December 2018 and is just over an hour long. Since I know that not everybody has time to watch a lecture that long, the second one is a TEDx talk and is only about 24 minutes long.
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