About a week ago I put up a pain questionnaire. As promised, we're providing the answers, courtesy of Zac Cupples, PT.
Zac Cupples, a physical therapist in Plainfield, IL, had such great answers to these questions that I asked him if I could borrow them and he agreed. A few sentences were edited out for brevity and to keep it where we non-PT folks can understand. Read his unedited answers and the rest of his article on pain education here. Also highly recommended is his series on the book Explain Pain. If you haven't read it, this is a great chapter-by-chapter summary. If you have, it's a great review.
Thanks, Zac! And now for the answers:
“The best way to treat chronic pain is to prevent it.”
Pain receptors convey the pain message to your brain: FALSE