What we’re talking about in this episode!
- The difference between chronic pain and acute pain
- What it means to work in the biopsychosocial perspective
- The connection between your brain, pain and stress
- How nutrition and your internal thoughts can affect your pain
- Daily lifestyle changes you can make to lower the inflammation in your body
Did you know that approximately 1 in 3 people in the United States suffers from some form of chronic pain? Chronic pain impacts more people in this country than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Dr. Joe Tatta shares today some simple strategies for how we can take control and live pain-free.
Dr. Joe Tatta has helped millions of people improve or overcome their struggle with chronic pain. After watching his mother overcome her own health struggles, and overcoming his own autoimmune disease, Dr. Tatta has dedicated his life to helping millions of people with his bestselling book Heal Your Pain Now and his health practice.
Dr. Tatta accomplishes pain-free living by focusing on the root cause of the pain, and dialing in on nutrition, sedentary behaviors and stress levels. He explains the connection between your emotions, thoughts, and pain responders and gives us tips on movement strategies that can get your limbs and joints moving again. By measuring your daily nutrition, thinking positively and changing your lifestyle you can feel empowered by your body again. Stop letting your pain control you, the time to get back to living life without struggle is now.
Have you or do you currently deal with some form of chronic pain? What do you do to manage it? Let me know in the comment below!
“Chronic pain is really less about the body and more about what’s happening in the brain and nervous system. That doesn’t mean we ignore what’s going on in the body, because there are aspects of our physical body that are important, but chronic pain really needs to be treated by what’s called a biopsychosocial perspective, and that’s a fancy word but it means we have to look at whats happening in the body, but also what is happening in someone’s brain and nervous system as well as the complete environment in which they live.” (6:49)
“Often times, when we look at people with chronic pain the three more common kinda sixty-foot variables are one, their nutrition, two, their stress level, and then three, their sedentary behavior, so that’s kind of like the sixty thousand foot view of chronic pain. But if you can start to dial in on the nutrition, sedentary behavior, and someone’s stress, then you are probably going to be about 75% of the way there.” ” (8:33)
“Chronic pain is the largest lifestyle disease. When we say lifestyle disease people think of ‘oh heart disease or diabetes or obesity.’ But chronic pain affects more people than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined.” (9:01)
“Healing the gut is a big factor. Where people don’t make the connection is, ‘How can my gut health connect to my joint health’” (17:28)