When you are working on your pain, the pain itself is not the most important thing to focus your attention on. In fact, focusing too much attention on your pain can even work against you. This may seem contradictory, but let me explain.
When you are in pain for a long time, you are often told to accept this. It seems as if by this someone means that you can't do anything about your pain anymore. As if there is nothing left to change, and you will always keep this pain.
Chronic pain is nowadays seen as a problem in which many factors can play a role. Good practitioners therefore work together in teams where professionals from different backgrounds work together and do not only focus on their own area of expertise.
Louis Zantema is a health psychologist and expert in the field of pain. Louis is an experienced presenter and writer and the voice of the Reducept Pain Science.
Halfway through his clinical career, Louis made the decision to make his knowledge better available. It was the beginning of Reducept. In his blog he explains how pain works and shares tips and tools for people who want to learn how to reduce the influence of pain in their lives.