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Jun 29, 2016 1:03 AM

I'm just wondering how you all feel about the "Pain Gate" theory? What do you do when your pain gate is wide open? I think it kinda falls under biofeedback, which I'm very new to. It sounds like learning more about it and knowing how our own gate is wired could be a good tool. I dont know about you but what good is a new tool in your belt if that tool belt is too heavy to carry. Tell me about your pain gate.....please! Lol...thanks for your help in advance.
JudyLynn🌸

Jun 29, 2016 1:25 AM

JudyLynn,
I use biofeedback, mindfulness, guided meditation, listen to quiet music, do deep breathing exercises, etc. however, this "pain gate" is not something I am familiar with. Perhaps you could post a link to the information so that we can read up on it and have a better and more informed discussion. I think it would be very interesting and potentially very helpful to many of us. Thanks and I hope you have a blessed night and a restful night's sleep. {{{Hugs}}} 💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Jun 29, 2016 5:27 AM

Pain gate theory is real. Eg pain is basically electrical signals to brain... controlling it must be learnt.. i managed with it for some time. However the more stress we have makes it very hard yo do. Good luck

Jun 29, 2016 6:27 AM

This is going to sound dumb but what is the pain gate theory?

Jun 29, 2016 6:33 AM

Its basically an imagined gate in spine that you can open and close. In order to stop pain messages going to brain.

http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/chronic-pain/modern-ideas-gate-control-theory-chronic-pain

G

Jun 29, 2016 6:57 AM

Groggy.....thanks for your help. You explained it beautifully. It does seem like something that makes sense. Alwayzinpain, I do think the things you mention are all things that help "close the gate" so to speak.

Jun 29, 2016 7:15 AM

Thankyou your welcome, good luck its an interesting theory. G

Jun 29, 2016 7:17 AM

It makes some sense but it doesn't take away the fact it's still real pain.

Jun 29, 2016 7:55 AM

I agree that the Gate Theory of Pain is real. My main pain improves when other joints are painful... Sometimes.

Jun 29, 2016 7:56 AM

Its not about being real or about a diagnosis. Its regarding contol of those pain signals (electrical impulses) to the brain eg symptons. G

Jun 29, 2016 8:00 AM

Even if you are good about controlling the signals it does not take away the fact it is still real pain you're trying to control. I don't want anyone to think it's something magical that takes away pain completely. Its simply a control mechanism.

Jun 29, 2016 8:08 AM

There is something to be said abou knowing what is causing your pain. I'm sorry, I do think having a diagnosis is huge. If not for yourself, it gives your docs a new way of thinking. I think the Arachnoiditis is more common than the diagnosis. It was truly the thing that made most sense in my treatment. I feel for some of you here. I'm blessed I get the pain mngmt I do because doctor's are not so helpful that way these days.

Jun 29, 2016 11:20 AM

I'll get back to you after I have a chance to read up on this. Thank you for introducing us to it JudyLynn! 🙂💕🙏🌼

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