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BITESIZE | How To Heal Chronic Pain | Dr Howard Schubiner

by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee   /  April 26, 2024

CAUTION: This podcast episode contains swearing.

Headaches, migraine, back, neck or joint pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia – they’re just some of the common causes of chronic pain, which is estimated to affect between a third to half of all UK adults, or just under 28 million of us.

Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my weekly podcast for your mind, body, and heart.  Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.

Today’s clip is from episode 310 of the podcast with Director of the Mind Body Medicine Center in Michigan and author of Unlearn Your Pain, Dr Howard Schubiner.

Emerging neuroscience tells us our brains actually create what we experience in our bodies, through a process called predictive processing. Pain doesn’t come from the body part where it’s felt, it’s created by our brain, signalling that something needs attention.

Howard believes that in many cases of chronic pain your brain has created a neural pathway which remembers the pain and keeps you trapped in a vicious cycle. 

In this clip he explains why it’s not ‘all in your head’, your pain is real. And there is something you can do about it. 

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Dr. Rangan Chatterjee MbChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP, MRCGP