Approximately 10 million people in the UK live with pain on an almost daily basis; this often has a significant impact on their quality of life and is the second-highest cause of days off work.
The cost of back pain to the exchequer is estimated to be in the region of £5 billion per annum. The costs to the individual in terms of quality of life is priceless.
Pain is multifactorial and understanding our emotional relationship to it is an essential factor when beginning the process of managing this condition, especially when dealing with chronic problems.
Understanding Pain video
An important factor when beginning retraining our brains to overcome acute and chronic pain is to reflect on the other factors which can affect pain levels. I hope this great little film Australian helps in your understanding what affects pain levels, and the importance of a healthy lifestyle and diet and reducing pain medications.