Pain Reprocessing Therapy
Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) is an evidence-based therapeutic approach for chronic pain. PRT incorporates psychological techniques designed to rewire neural pathways in the brain and break the cycle of chronic pain.
Research has discovered that not all pain is the same. While some pain may be due to structural damage, many forms of chronic pain (eg: back pain, neck pain, headaches, fibromayalgia) can be caused by learned neural pathways in the brain - which we now know can be unlearned and reversed.
All pain comes from the brain but not all pain indicates damage to the body. Pain is a danger signal, which warns us of potential threats or damage and motivates us to take some form of action. Sometimes the brain can make a 'mistake' and interpret danger where there is none, causing pain that can persist long after an injury has healed. This kind of pain is called "neuroplastic pain".
PRT aims to help the brain “unlearn” this kind of neuroplastic pain by learning how to perceive pain signals sent to the brain as less threatening. Following simple strategies, you can learn how to reduce and/or eliminate pain symptoms.
For more information on PRT, visit:
"The Way Out: A Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven Approach to Healing Chronic Pain" by Alan Gordon and Alon Ziv
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