If you've been suffering from chronic pain, you might be interested to know that recent studies have gone so far as to claim that there "is no pain without the brain." Hopefully this is a heartening discovery for those suffering from never-ending aches, pains, and spasms, if only because it means there is a whole avenue of treatment you have to explore!
Chronic pain is a serious affliction of pain lasting longer than three months. Often chronic pain is a neurological disorder, sometimes occurring without any damage or injury to the body. Unlike acute pain, chronic pain may not even be a warning to change behaviors or treat damaged tissues and bodily injuries. It can be a little tricky to comprehend, but the brain and nervous system, in an effort to protect the body, go on high alert in chronic pain conditions and can cause pain sensations activated by the brain without any damage occurring in the body.