In this 25 minute YouTube video Dr. Darnall discusses the science of how to "Open the Medicine Box in Your Mind" to control pain and improve wellness! Learn about the latest in pain psychology research, techniques and tips you can use today!
What we experience today can impact our memories of similar events that happened yesterday. Our present-moment experience is so powerful it may reinforce or ‘overwrite’ our memory of a past experience.
Your brain is so powerful it can override the effectiveness of pain medication, surgery, and rehabilitation treatments such as physical therapy! Be sure you become "Brain Fit" so that you are using your psychology to your advantage-- to help you have a good response to all pain treatments!
People often overly on medication to manage chronic pain and neglect their most powerful pain management tool--their brain. Medications like opioids come with hidden costs that often work against the goals for reducing pain and increasing vitality. It is critical that you learn about your specific risks, and use mind-body tools to reduce medication use and gain control.