My Pain Condition Explained

In this module, you will learn about the different pain conditions that may occur in youth. One of them is the mind-body connection, where thoughts, feelings, and emotions influence our body's physical reactions. 

4 Lessons

Course Length

1 Activity

Knowledge Check

45 Minutes



There are many different conditions which are chronic, or complex pain problems in youth. For example, recurrent abdominal pain, back problems, musculoskeletal pain, neuropathic pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), headaches, or somatization.

When we have thoughts, feelings, and emotions or experience stress, the Mind Body Connection causes physical reactions in our body. Understanding the mind-body connection is key to understanding how different medical conditions contribute to chronic pain.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand that complex pain impacts various aspects of life, such as sleep, mood, school, and social interactions.
  • Recognize that there are different types of chronic pain conditions in youth.
  • Understand the mind body connection and identify examples of somatic symptoms you may experience in everyday life. 

Course Lessons