Could Your Back Pain Be in Your Head?

The pain has to be unlearned.

Some discomfort could be in our heads. Chronic back pain is the most common type of chronic pain and in about 85% cases, no physical cause can be found. Such unexplained pain is thought to be caused by brain changes after a long injury. The brain is still sending the pain signals even after the healing, resulting in ongoing pain. The pain has to be unlearned. Researchers call it “pain reprocessing therapy” where patients learn to re-evaluate sensations and the emotions of an injury.