4. Desensitizing a Hypersensitive Nervous System: Part One
The neuroplastic properties of the brain allow for treatment since they're... plastic. A series of “brain exercises” referred to as graded motor imagery (GMI) are used to help restore and normalize altered brain maps to ease pain. In this chapter, clinicians will be introduced to graded motor imagery, evidence of its effectiveness, and the building of a treatment plan. Treatment includes pain neuroscience education and restoring left/right discrimination (laterality).