• ALL pain is experienced in the brain.
  • Pain is an output from the brain.
  • The brain produces pain in response to a threat.
  • You can experience pain even in body parts that have been removed.
  • We can experience pain without tissue damage.
  • Women have more nerve receptors than men.
  • Physical activity is actually a natural pain reliever
  • Back pain is the most common cause of chronic pain (27%).
  • 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain.
  • 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.
  • Adults reporting chronic low back pain are three times more likely to be in poor health.
  • 70% of adults with chronic pain have difficulties concentrating.
  • 86% of adults with chronic pain report disturbed sleeping patterns.
  • Pain is a universal human experience.
  • 1 in 7 people in the UK suffer from chronic pain (13%).
  • At least 7million people in the UK suffer from chronic musculoskeletal pain.
  • Untreated pain can affect the quality of life