Are you in pain? Don’t pay attention to it! That might sound like a strange advice, but there is truth to it. In his PhD research, Jorian Blom has shown that attention truly affects pain. ‘If attention is completely redirected away from the pain stimuli, people perceive less pain,’ explains the soon-to-be UT graduate.
Person has pain, doctor gives medicine, pain is over. If only it were always this simple. Approximately 20% of the population suffers from minor or major chronic pains. For some of them there is only one recipe: learn to live with it. Hester Trompetter helps these people to reclaim quality of life.