Check out @camfallerdpt's latest post on pain!
We think that this is a really interest topic and can maybe help to explain some of the pain our patients feel.
[Speaking about pain research]
"However, it is becoming more widely acknowledged that there are certain behaviors associated with pain that can be conditioned such as fear and distress due to increasing heart rate, blood pressure, possibly perspiration, and other autonomic changes that are found with hyperalgesia."
-Dr. Cameron Faller DPT, CSCS
Basically pain researchers are wondering if there is a connection between pain and classical conditioning or associative learning , which was made famous by the psychologist Ivan Pavlov and his experiments with dogs. If you are interested in learning more click below.