3.01 How to Explain Pain

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Pain is a common reason for people to seek chiropractic care. This class will allow you to understand pain from the point of view of the nervous system. It will also allow you to effectively communicate the benefits of chiropractic care. You will be able to explain that chiropractic is not only beneficial for spinal pain but for all aspects of pain because it is the brain that changes with chiropractic adjustments.

Specifically, this class covers the role of pain in our health and how the brain affects pain perception. It will also discuss the concept of neural plasticity and how this relates to pain and chiropractic care. Stay up to date with the latest scientific evidence and learn about the research studies related to chiropractic care, brain function and pain.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the purpose of pain, how the brain affects pain perception and neural plasticity.
  • Summarize the evidence regarding chiropractic care, brain function and pain.