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How the Brain Responds to Pain – [Infographic]

By January 6, 2016 August 25th, 2018 Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Pain

“Your chronic pain is all in your head!”

 

When you’re living with an invisible illness, this is one of the worst things you can hear. There is a degree of truth in it, however. Your brain does play a large role in your perception of pain. The parts of the brain associated with mood and attention are constantly active in a person living with chronic pain. When your brain is in overdrive like this, it can lead to insomnia, anxiety, depression, and difficulty with concentration. 

 

The infographic below gives a more detailed description of how your brain responds to pain. It also offers some helpful tips and tricks to ease the discomfort. 

 

Click to Launch the infographic How the Brain Responds to PainInfographic courtesy of totalinjury.com

See also:

Top 10 Chronic Pain Websites

What Causes Back Pain With Stomach Pain?

How to Treat a Person With Chronic Illness – A Step-By-Step Guide

People With Chronic Illness Aren’t “Faking It” (And Science Proves It)

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