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More pain = more pain

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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The endlessly quotable Lorimer Moseley summarizes the role of the mind in chronic pain for

I think it goes like this: “more pain = more damage = more danger = more pain” and so on and so forth.

And so, “Pain really is in the mind, but not in the way you think” — a good phrase. Partly inspired by this, I’ve written a new section for my low back pain book, which means that Dr. Moseley’s very valuable perspective is now quite well represented there.

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