Most chronic pain is caused by pain circuits in the brain that get stuck. But this can be hard to accept because pain feels like it's coming from our bodies. In this episode, Alan and Alon discuss how to determine if your pain is caused by your brain, and they explain why it's so important to embrace this belief.
Alan talks to Greg, a former football player who always assumed his debilitating pain was caused by injuries to his back. By changing his mindset about the source of the pain, Greg completely overcame his symptoms. And Alan helps Denise, who suffers from multiple chronic pain symptoms, determine whether her pain is caused by her brain or by structural problems in her body.