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Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity is a term that refers to how the nervous system is able to change both its structure and function in response to any and all sensory, intellectual and environmental input. Neuroplasticity is a necessary fact of life that can be positive or negative in nature. For example, a painful injury can heal or it can lead to a lifetime of pain even after the original injury heals. Resolution of pain is a positive neuroplastic response whereas persistent pain is a negative neuroplastic response that leads to loss of function and unnecessary pain.
Neuroplasticity occurs throughout our lives. It is how the brain changes to allow us to learn everything we learn and to become who we are. Persistent pain is something that is learned. As such it causes changes in the structure and function of the brain and the brain, in turn, changes the structure and function of the body. The result is that pain transforms from a symptom that warns of danger to a disease that is itself the danger. People living with pain can learn the basic principles of neuroplasticity and restore their brains back to normal function.
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