Dr Steve Gilbert - pain medicine and anaesthetic specialist - I want to help you make Pain-Less!
If the nervous system is already wound up, then having an operation can sometimes stir up things even more.
If you find that your pain flares up after exercise or when you've stayed in one place too long, that tells you that the nerves and most importantly the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), have adapted to be more ready to produce pain.
Medication can only damp down some of the signalling and feedback - this is worthwhile if it helps you to get moving more - sometimes, though you can end up depending on medication and avoiding activity.
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