BS2.07 Pain is created in the Brain

This class covers the latest scientific understanding about pain, and how the feeling of pain is always created in the brain.

We cover how the feeling of pain can change and adapt over time depending on the person’s experiences. We now know that for a lot of chronic pain there may no longer be much tissue damage present at all. It can become a learned problem within the brain itself. It is a very real problem, but the cause of the problem is likely to involve the brain itself to a larger degree than previously realized.

This class covers the latest scientific understanding about pain, and how the feeling of pain is always created in the brain, due to either tissue damage, or even just the potential for tissue damage. The latest science tells us that pain is created in the brain – to warn us about danger. However, this system can go wrong due to maladaptive neural plasticity and is the reason for the development of chronic pain.

The feeling of pain can change and adapt over time depending on the person’s experiences

About Instructor

Dr Heidi Haavik

Dr Heidi Haavik, PhD, is the founder of Haavik Research, a chiropractor and a neurophysiologist who has worked in the area of human neurophysiology since the early 2000s. She is a sought-after international speaker about the science of chiropractic care.

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Class Includes

  • 7 Lessons
  • 7 Quizzes
  • Class Certificate

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Cate
Posted 8 months ago
cool

cool

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Jamal
Posted 11 months ago
Necessary for new understanding of pain

This class was amazing. I love the short videos that are nutrient dense with nuggets taken away from research that is quality while breaking it down from a clinician level to a lay person

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Gregory
Posted 1 year ago
Great information for D.C.'s!

Expectations are based on the scientific research not opinion.

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Paul
Posted 2 years ago
Excellent

Love the explanations of what happens when a joint i sublimated and when it is adjusted.

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