Why understanding pain is so important?

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In episode eight, they reviewed the advancements in the pain sciences and also the complexness of pain with the physical therapist and pain educator, Mike Stewart. It became obvious that it's vital for us to grasp pain much better than we have in the past and doctors have to develop the competencies to efficiently convey this to their patients. The dialogue determined that pain is really a personal encounter. It is deemed an creation of the mind in response to real or perceived danger that has the objective of safeguarding us and getting us to switch our actions. Pain is contextual and it is affected by numerous factors. Mike Stewart is a physical therapist that functions as a Spinal Clinical Specialist for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust in the UK. He works full-time as a physiotherapist with more than 15 years practical experience taking care of complex, persistent pain disorders. Furthermore, Mike is a committed practice-based teacher devoted to delivering evidence-based instruction to a wide array of health care professionals, including podiatrists. Mike is currently undertaking an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Brighton in the UK. He operates the Know Pain courses worldwide.