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The Gate Control Theory of Pain

Nerves from all over the body run to the spinal cord, which is the first main meeting point for the nervous system. In the spinal cord, you might imagine a series of gates into which messages about pain arrive from all over the body.

This is a link to a worksheet that helps explore ways to open and close the gates that let the pain messages through.

The Gate Control Theory of Pain

Date published: 15th June, 2023
Date last updated: 15th June, 2023