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Can't Commit Fully

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by street, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. street

    street Peer Supporter

    Well i had a migraine yesterday. I get them every few years nothing to bad it knocks me out for the day with head pain and nausea. Anyway i had very little back pain while i had the migraine. Once the migraine had passed the back pain returned, are the two connected? Or was my brain only capable of concentrating on one pain?!
  2. miffybunny

    miffybunny Beloved Grand Eagle

    Your brain was diverted to the migraine. When that passed the tms started up again in the back. This is very typical.
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  3. street

    street Peer Supporter

    Would structural pain do that as well?
  4. miffybunny

    miffybunny Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yes sure. The brain cannot distinguish between real or imagined danger. Anything can cause preoccupation. It's up to us to use our conscious mind to see things accurately and respond accordingly.
  5. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    All pain signals are generated by the brain. The way it evolved is that cells at the site of a real injury or illness send a danger message to the brain to please send back a sensation so that the human being will pay attention and take appropriate action.

    However, in mindbody syndromes, the brain will generate pain and other unpleasant sensations without that request from a physical location - for reasons other than physical danger. One of those reasons is distraction from terrifying emotions. Another reason is simply to keep you worried about possible danger - so that you are constantly on the alert, thinking negatively, scanning the horizon, anxious about everything. Some of us have nervous systems that are addicted to this high state of alert.

    Our brains were clearly designed to create pain and other sensations to keep us safe, but the mechanism can go haywire, and medical and psychological history is full of examples, but it feels like it has gone into overdrive in our incredibly complex and stressful modern world. Particularly at about the same time that Dr. Sarno started recognizing back pain symptoms that just didn't make sense from a structural point of view...

    It's essential to keep this in mind as you do this work. The fact that the brain can do this on its own is a fact, most easily illustrated by the phenomenon of phantom limb pain, now widely accepted as a serious condition by the the medical and scientific community. It is 100% brain-based, not structural - since there is no limb in existence.
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  6. miffybunny

    miffybunny Beloved Grand Eagle

    I think I may have misunderstood your question. If you are referring to your back pain as structural, then no that is not structural. The brain can be equally distracted by pain that is structural or psychogenic though. Hope that clarifies ! @JanAtheCPA answered it better and more in depth.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2021
  7. street

    street Peer Supporter

    Thank you makes sense.

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