Almost all the people I see in my chronic pain clinic have one problem that’s overshadowing all the others: over time, their bodies have become wired for pain.
What is the wiring in your body?
If you think about your house, running through the walls are the electrical wires. You flick switches and lights turn in different parts of the house.
Our bodies are just the same, except instead of wires we have nerves. And instead of lights coming on, we feel sensations up in our brain.
These sensations can be pleasant – like warm sun on the back of your neck.
But supposing you got sunburnt the day before? Well, then the same warm sun on your neck would likely feel unpleasant, even painful. This is because the skin is sensitised from being burnt.
If you’ve had chronic pain for a long time, this same process is happening – but at a much deeper level.
When your nerves are being continually bombarded with pain messages, they adapt. And if you’re unlucky, they adapt in a way that’s not helpful. This is what I mean by being ‘wired for pain.’
If you have a sore back, or arm, or shoulder, all the messages coming from that area get amplified. You feel more pain, even when there’s no physical damage.
This is why you need to learn how to rewire your body for comfort. Otherwise you can work day and night trying to fix the part of the body that hurts – but you’ll still have pain.
It’s something I’ve been working on with the people inside my Life After Pain Community.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Understand what’s really going on with amplified pain
Step 2: Find out your chronic pain type
Step 3: Choose a rewiring technique and practice it for 30 days
Step 4: Switch out of pain combat mode, release stress & regain control
Step 5: Reveal hidden Reactive pain patterns & the inner saboteur
Step 6: Back to the physical: treat triggers, build sleep routine, reclaim freedom of movement
Step 7: Rinse & repeat until pain free
Not easy, but not complicated either.
Here’s where to get started >>