Pain Truth Test

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1. Pain always means that there is something injured or damaged in the body      
2. The brain produces pain only if there is actual injury to the body      
3. Persistent pain always means that the injured tissues have not yet healed.      
4. Ignoring pain and quickly getting back to full activity is a good method of dealing with persistent pain      
5. Pain is an alarm system that warns the body of actual or perceived danger      
6. All pain is "in the head"      
7. All pain is real      
8. Thoughts and fears can increase blood pressure, breathing and heart rate      
9. Thoughts and fears can cause or increase muscle tension and spasms      
10. Thoughts and fears can cause or increase swelling / inflammation      
11. Just thoughts and fears can actually cause or increase pain      
12. The far majority of disc degenerative changes see on x-ray are normal and are not associated with pain      
13. The far majority of disc bulges seen on MRIs are normal and are not associated with pain      
14. Increase in nerve hypersensitivity may explain why sometimes pain persists even after injured tissues have healed      
15. Emotional stresses such as depression, anxiety or anger can increase nerve hypersensitivity and contribute to persistent pain      
16. The spinal cord and the brain can magnify pain as long as the brain believes the body is in danger      
17. Reliance on passive treatments such as pills, massage, tingly machines, and adjustments may be OK in the short term, but not in the long term      
18. Understanding and truly accepting that pain does not always mean harm is the best way of very gradually returning to normal life activities      
19. It is impossible to recover from persistent pain without a daily active exercise/movement program      
20. To reverse pain from hypersensitive nerves, our body needs ample oxygen, water, fresh fruits & vegetables, sleep, vitamin D (sun), joy and pleasure      

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