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Episode 10 - Fibromyalgia Pain Science Education - - Fibro Pain and Neuroplasticity
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This episode continues pain science education of fibromyalgia.
Neuroplasticity is a general umbrella term that refers to the brain's ability to modify, change, and adapt in structure and function throughout life and response to experience. The brain cells and neurons can make the circuit and network changes resulting from learning a new ability, environmental influences, practice, physical and psychological stress.
Brain cells are "neurons that fire together, wire together." When your brain experiences pain over and over, the neurons responsible for dealing with pain are wired together. The more pain you have, the better these neurons, brain cells fire together. If we do something repeatedly, the brain develops a routine, a route for the neurons to do their job automatically or easier.
Your brain can unintentionally learn how to deal with pain incorrectly. The pain gets stuck, like a bad habit. This pain type, the learned pain, we call neuroplastic pain.
Neuro means brain, plastic means adapted, modified, developed. So neuroplastic pain is pain produced when the brain changes to reinforce this pain.
This episode explains that fibromyalgia pain is neuroplastic pain, how it develops, and why.
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