What you don’t know about pain could be making you worse!

What do you know about pain?

It’s quite likely that your understanding of pain is based on the model first proposed by Rene Descartes over 300 years ago. In it a painful stimulus is detected by a special pain receptor and the stimulus is carried upon a nerve to the brain where you feel pain. Descartes described them as tubes that carried the “animal spirit.” We’ve come a long way, but we still have a lot to learn.