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Persistent pain | MTC Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Weird but true We have all experienced pain at some point in our lives and is often the result of injury or illness. What most of us don't know however is just how weird pain really is. Research from lots of different scientists has now proven that it is not the body but the brain that produces pain. In the words of one well known scientist Lorimor Moseley 'the brain gives you as much pain as it thinks you need'. Now that's weird. So how does pain work and why does stuff hurt? Following an injury, nerves in the pain system send a danger message from the area of injury to the brain. This message may be 'Look out there's a problem' or simply 'help danger'. It is not a pain message. We only feel pain when the brain receives this message from the body and interprets it. The brain decides how much danger it thinks you are in and then produces as much pain as it thinks you need. Helpful Pain Mostly this is caused by an injury and acts as a warning to rest and so stops us causing more damage.