When pain persists and feels like it is ruining your life, it is difficult to see how it can be serving any useful purpose.
But even when pain is chronic and nasty, it hurts because the brain has somehow concluded, often completely subconsciously, that you are threatened and in danger — the trick is finding out why the brain has come to this conclusion.
“So, are you saying that the pain is all in my head?”
Yes — ALL pain is produced by the brain – no brain, no pain! This does not mean that it is not real – all pain is real.