Pain is created in the Brain
By: SideCar, LLC

Course Description

This class covers the latest scientific understanding about pain, and how the feeling of pain is always created in the brain, due to either tissue damage, or even just the potential for tissue damage. The latest science tells us that pain is created in the brain – to warn us about danger. However, this system can go wrong due to maladaptive neural plasticity and is the reason for the development of chronic pain. Dr Haavik will cover how the feeling of pain can change and adapt over time depending on the person's experiences. We now know that for a lot of chronic pain there may no longer be much tissue damage present at all – it can become a learnt problem within the brain itself. It is a very real problem, but the cause of the problem is likely to involve the brain itself to a larger degree than previously realized.

Course Details

  • Pain is created in the Brain
  • By:    SideCar, LLC
  • Instructor:    Dr. Heidi Haavik
  • Total CE Hours:    1
  • Course Format:     Online Distance Learning
  • Course Categories:     DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • Evidence-Based Outcomes  -1 CE Hours
  •    Course Outline