The Powerful Connection between Our Brain, Danger, and Chronic Pain

May 04, 2023

This blog post is associated with a free assessment designed to help you figure out the probability of your chronic pain being caused by neuroplasticity, and therefore being reversible.

If you have not done the assessment yet, please COMPLETE THIS NEUROPLASTICITY PAIN ASSESSMENT before reading further.


Can the Brain Cause Chronic Pain? — The Assessment and the Science

Now that you have completed the assessment and have your Neuroplasticity Pain Score, you'll find the additional information in this blog post useful to help you understand how your brain causes pain and associated symptoms.

All 13 symptoms in the assessment are suggestive of a brain that thinks it is in danger. The scientific term for this is “central sensitization.” Central sensitization occurs due to neuroplasticity, the brain’s constant adaptation to lived experience.


What Does Neuroplastic Pain Feel Like?

If you checked off any of the 13 Neuroplastic Pain symptoms, this is excellent news!

It means that your pain is caused by your ever-changing brain. Whatever neuroplasticity causes, neuroplasticity can heal. This means you may be able to fully heal from chronic pain, become more active, and get back to the life you dream of.

If you would like to download a printable version of The Top 13 Unusual Symptoms of Neuroplastic Pain, click on the button below.

How to Get Rid of Neuroplastic Pain?

Learn the tools and tips in my Healing Through Neuroplasticity online self-study course. It is a comprehensive course teaching what neuroplasticity is, how to use it to rewire your brain for comfort and vitality, and how to implement neuroplasticity boosters to get faster, stronger results. The course distills my study and experience over 8 years with hundreds of people with all types of chronic pain. I have learned what helps people improve and what holds them back. Some people’s lives have been transformed. But don’t take my word for it. Read what recent participants have to say.


People who are having success

"This was my first experience with Neuroplasticity, which has become a part of my life now. The course is easy to follow and Eleanor gives easy instructions to help practice. I have great improvement with my MCS symptoms. The course changed my relationship with pain. I don’t get too overwhelmed now as I have tools to handle it and work through it. I feel myself lucky that I found Dr. Stein. I highly recommend it to anyone suffering chronic pain or any chronic illness."
— Deb Banerjee

"A thought about the course: WOW! What a big undertaking. I appreciate the amount of thought and detail that has gone into the course. I like the format and pacing, and Dr. Stein's delivery is perfect. I have trouble concentrating but stay focused when she is speaking. As a teacher, I appreciate the organization and clarity of each presentation. The content in the slides is just right. I often stop the video to read the slide first and absorb the information. I like that the advantage of a self study course over a live course.

"The workbook: Amazing detail and helpful links, easy to follow. I chose not to print the workbook because it is so many pages, but plan to read after watching the course content. I might try firing up 2 laptops so I can have the workbook on one screen and the course on another screen."  — KW

If you're ready to learn how to reverse your chronic pain, click below to find out more about my online course, Healing Through Neuroplasticity:


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The information in the symptom explanations is taken from multiple sources and from clinical experience. A primary source is:

Moseley, G. L., & Butler, D. S. (2017). Explain Pain Supercharged. Adelaide, SA: NOIgroup Publications.