Your pain does not always mean damage.
Why this matters:
The body goes through a healing process during the first 6-12 weeks of pain/injury onset.
This means that beyond the 12 week mark, whatever needs to be healed is healed. After that, if you’re still in pain, it is because your brain is conditioned to feel it, regardless of the sensation. You are now in the chronic stage of pain. Today’s action step is for you.
It’s time to break that pattern of pain. We can do this by changing our perception of this situation and look at it as a sensation rather than damage. It make take some time, but daily practice can help reduce the intensity and severity of the pain that you feel.
Next time you have a flare up, breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, and then breath out for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds. Repeat this a few times. Throughout this exercise, remind yourself that what you’re feeling are just sensations. Pain does not always equal damage. Remind yourself that you are in a safe space, and go back to living your life.
You can do this, I know you will recover.