Battling with chronic pain? Fed up of people telling you to think more positively when all you can think about is a miracle cure for those daily aches and niggles?
These kinds of comments may be annoying, but there could be some truth in taking such advice on board!
According to our Newcastle Under Lyme chiropractor who has treated patients suffering with a variety of chronic pain, pain is a very subjective experience. Expectations, stress, social support and underlying beliefs can all have an influence on the degree of pain one feels. And of course, it’s long been recognised that optimism and positive thinking can influence an individual’s experience of pain.
The mind and the body are very closely linked and how good we feel on the inside can often influence how well we feel on the outside.