Pain tolerance and why “it is [KIND OF] all in your head” 🧠 .
So I know nothing enrages people more than when a physician says that “it is all in your head”🤬 but without likely knowing the pathophysiology of pain, the brain is where pain largely comes from
Even if you step on a tack or say fracture a bone, there are nerves that carry the painful signal to the brain when it is processed in a number of different locations, interpreted, given “meaning” and consciously felt .
It is not as simple as “” amount of injury = “ amount of pain .
What it happening in your brain and generally in your life affects how pain is felt
The state of the body, brain and most importantly the Nervous system has a HUGE impact on how much pain one feels
Stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, pro-inflammatory state, lack of movement, greater chronicity of pain and emotional trauma associated with the injury is going to increase how bad the pain is
Some people are going to have a higher pain tolerance because of the state of their body and how they were raised and taught to interpret and think about pain
Cyclists ♀️ are one of the best examples of athletes who can tolerate the most pain - actually no one does it better. There is currently a cyclist in the Letourdefrance , lawsoncraddock who is racing with a broken scapula !!!! Clearly he has learned to deal with pain a superhuman / insane capacity
The point of today’s post is to recognize that recovery, nutrition, psychology and mindset all have an important impact on the pain you feel .
Also be aware that if your nervous system and the nerves that carry the pain signal to the 🧠 where you “feel” it, is not healthy, your pain is going to be worse. Correcting this Core Problem is what I help people with
That and helping the original tissue to heal a bit faster .
Tag a friend that needs to know more about pain and let me know what you find is the biggest factor in your pain tolerance
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