A full array of MindBody Healing Resources that can help you on your journey out of chronic pain.



Our free, unique and personalized questionnaire. Within 5 minutes, it’ll reduce fear, unlock hope, and expose you to a new brain-focused way of healing that you probably haven’t encountered before. 


Download our free Interactive ‘Kickstart’ Ebook. You’ll immediately learn 4 crucial lessons about chronic pain, 3 unknown truths about it, and receive a 3-step strategy to break through your symptoms. 

FREE live Zoom workshop : 

We'll share the real cause of (most) chronic pain, unveil the neuroscience behind your symptoms, and give you strategies that offer lasting relief. There will also be Q&A - come with questions! 

MIRIAM's recovery STORY

Meet Miriam, Co-founder of Pain Free Comeback. She shares her story of overcoming a debilitating shoulder diagnosis and reclaiming her life, regaining her ability to rock climb pain-free. 

Alec's recovery STORY

Meet Alec, Co-Founder of Pain Free Comeback. Once a promising semi-pro cyclist, Alec faced a devastating setback with a ruptured spinal disc at age 18. The diagnosis left him sidelined from college, partially bedridden, dependent on painkillers, and battling depression. Fast forward to 2013, Alec not only became pain free, but realized his body was stronger than he could have ever imagined. 

George’s Pain Free Comeback Testimonial

Meet George, a dedicated triathlete who battled two years of relentless chronic pain, plaguing his ankles, knees, shoulders, back, and elbows, hindering both his athletic performance and daily life. Once George joined the Pain Free Comeback Program his journey to recovery skyrocketed.  

nune's Pain Free Comeback Testimonial

Enduring two years of debilitating groin pain, Nune's world was constrained to mere steps, robbing her of the joys of dance, basic errands, and visits to her loved ones despite exhausting every medical avenue, including a hip replacement. In just three weeks after applying the Pain Free Comeback Principles, Nune went from being able to take 30-40 steps without pain, to 13,000. 

In this eye-opening sneak peak from The Pain Free Comeback Program, we delve deep into the fascinating world of the Placebo and Nocebo effects and what it has to do with chronic pain. 

Common Brain-Generated Conditions

We've compiled a common list of brain-generated conditions and symptoms below.
If you see the condition that you're suffering with on this list, there is a very good chance that it can be reversed through a mindbody/ brain-based approach!
If you don't see your condition on this list, please note that this list is not completely comprehensive. Our comprehensive questionnaire can help you determine whether your symptoms are brain-generated, and therefore reversible.

  • Back pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Sciatica 
  • Neck pain 
  • Shoulder Pain 
  • Knee Pain 
  • Hip Pain 
  • Chronic Tooth Pain 
  • Whiplash 
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) 
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) 
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) 
  • Paresthesias (numbness, tingling, burning sensations) 
  • Fibromyalgia  
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome 
  • Piriformis Syndrome 
  • Chronic Tendonitis  
  • Sciatica Pain Syndrome 
  • Foot Pain Syndrome  
  • Migraine Headache 
  • Tension Headache
  • Dizziness  
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia 
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia  
  • Tics  
  • Benign Tremor 
  • Non-epileptic seizures (NES) or pseudo-seizures 
  • Vertigo 
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  
  • Long COVID 
  • Reynaud’s Phenomena 
  • Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (heart palpitations) 
  • Non-cardiac chest pain
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear) 
  • Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD or TMJ) 
  • Chronic Cough List item one
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) 
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome  
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 
  • Chronic pelvic pain 
  • Chronic prostatitis  
  • Rectal muscle spasm 
  • Vulvodynia  
  • Dyspareunia  
  • Sexual dysfunction 
  • Interstitial Cystitis (Irritible Bladder Syndrome) 
  • Frequent Urination 
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) 
  • Chronic eczema 
  • Hives, Itching 
  • Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
  • Anxiety Panic Attacks 
  • Depression Chronic eczema 
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity 
  • Hypersensitivty to touch, smell, sound, light, food, medication, etc. 
  • Insomnia 


The below studies represent only a handful of the mountain of research that has come out in support of brain-generated pain and treatments. 

Among asymptomatic individuals (no pain) with an average age of 48:

  • 84% showed degeneration in the lumbar spine, including decreased disc signal intensity and disc protrusion 
  • 79% of these subjects also showed degeneration in their cervical spine. 

  • 30% of 20-somethings have a bulging disc and are pain free 
  • 84% of 80-somethings have a bulging disc and are pain free

  • 98% had a spinal anomaly, but only 6% had pain from the abnormality. 6% had pain from abnormality + neuroplastic pain. 
  • 88% had pain that had nothing to do with the abnormality, meaning it was neuroplastic!

Among Pro NBA players, 50% had lesions on their knees, but are pain free!  

Placebo knee surgery outcomes were just as good as actual arthroscopic knee surgery. "The findings, published July 11 in TheNew England Journal of Medicine, call into question the value of a procedure that is performed in roughly 200,000 arthritis patients in the U.S. each year, at a total cost of over a billion dollars."  

80% of elite level rock climbers without shoulder symptoms have shoulder abnormalities   

Rotator Cuff Tears IN ELITE ATHLETES unassociated with Pain- 40% dominant shoulders had findings consistent with partial- or full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff. None of the athletes interviewed 5 years later had any subjective symptoms or had required any evaluation or treatment for shoulder-related problems during the study period.

Shoulder abnormalities are present in 96% of asymptomatic adults. These include:

  • subacromial-subdeltoid bursal thickening (78%)
  • acromioclavicular joint osteoarthritis (65%)
  • supraspinatus tendinosis (39%)
  • subscapularis tendinosis (25%)
  • partial-thickness tear of the bursal side of the supraspinatus tendon (22%)
  •  posterior glenoid labral abnormality (14%) (Girish, 2011) 

Traditional treatments for Tennis Elbow do no better than Placebos:  

Among 36 studies, 11 treatments, 3000 patients for Tennis Elbow… Most patients experienced pain resolution after receiving placebo within 4 weeks of follow-up. At best, all treatments provided only small pain relief while increasing the odds of adverse events.

 “At short-term follow-up, only local corticosteroid injection improved pain; however, it was associated with pain worse than placebo at long-term follow-up.” 

In 2017, a study involving 200+ Fibromyalgia patients, researchers compared education, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and a brain-focused emotional awareness and expression therapy (EAET) treatment. EAET showed superior pain reduction, with 17% experiencing over 50% reduction at 8 weeks, rising to 22% at 6 months. This marked the first large-scale demonstration of a psychological intervention surpassing others for chronic pain. EAET gained approval from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Same alternations of carpal tunnel syndrome (impaired median nerve conduction) are seen in 40% of people without pain.  - Lucire, 2003, Constructing RSI: Belief and Desire

In a meta-analysis of IBS studies "the researchers looked at a total of 73 controlled clinical trials comparing the effects of pharmacological treatment versus placebo, for a total of over 8000 patients. Pooling the results of all of these studies, the researchers found a rate of 37% improvement based on placebo alone. This is a much higher placebo effect than for most other conditions and strongly points to a non-physical component.

In Lithuania, 'whiplash' does not exist. There's no association of chronic pain from rear-end collisions. Virtually 0 incidences of whiplash from accident victims.

Whiplash can come from a simulated car crash:

"The surprising results of the Lithuanian study led a group of researchers to hypothesise that the cause of chronic whiplash was unrelated to physical injury. To test this theory, they set up an experiment where 51 volunteers were involved in a placebo collision. The study involved a simulated car crash, with corresponding sights and sounds to make it appear to the subjects that an accident had taken place, though there was virtually no physical impact on the body. Three days after this placebo collision, 20 per cent of the study subjects reported symptoms of whiplash, and four weeks after the experiment, 10 per cent were still symptomatic. The mere thought that one was in an accident was sufficient to bring about pain in these subjects. Furthermore, the researchers found that psychological factors were highly predictive in determining who would develop pain” 


We are excited to share our recent interview on the Mind and Fitness Podcast with Eddy Lindenstein! We dive deep into our journeys of mind-body healing, discussing how we overcame debilitating pain and embraced the power of the mindbody connection. From understanding structural abnormalities to rewiring the brain for pain-free living, we offer insights and practical tips for your own healing journey. 💡 

Michael Porter Jr. is an NBA player, world-champion, and became the first professional athlete to go public with his story of mindbody healing.

Diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease in high-school, Porter overcame 3 back surgeries - none of which succeeded in permanently relieving his pain - to make an incredible mindbody recovery.

Alec and Dr. David Schechter, a pioneer in mindbody sports medicine, published an article on, a leading sports website in the U.S., which breaks down Porter's recovery, and what it means for the treatment of chronic pain in athletes worldwide. 

On a popular rock climbing podcast, Miriam shares her journey from suffering chronic pain to becoming a pain-free Certified MindBody Practitioner and Trauma-Informed Coach. They delve into how psychological treatments like PRT are changing lives and how personal experiences and emotions play a crucial role in the cycle of pain.

Alec shares a magical conversation with Kyran O'Neill, former Team England Boxer and Entrepreneur. They discuss how a mindbody approach can help you not only become pain free, but also achieve next-level athletic performance.

On the Pain-Free Athlete Podcast with, Dana Jones, Alec shares his story of battling chronic back pain during college. They dive deep into the intricate relationship between chronic pain and life's pivotal moments, and discuss the transformative power of addressing emotional issues and nurturing the mind-body connection for healing.💡 

Alec joined Einav Avni, award-winning coach and author on her podcast Healing Conversations. Alec shared his journey from enduring debilitating back pain to becoming pain-free, the importance of trusting the process, and committing to internal transformation. They also discuss Pain Free Comeback and how authenticity, hope, and freedom can be your best friends in the midst of challenge and pain.

The TMS Roundtable with Dr. Tovah Goldfine is one of the most well-known forums in the mindbody pain world. Previous guests include Dr. Howard Schubiner and Dr. David Schechter. Alec sat down with 'Doc Tovah' to discuss everything from healing from within by fostering emotional resilience and inner strength, to the importance of feeling safe in therapy, and the balance between doing and being. Give it a listen!




Miriam’s Painoutsidethebox Website: Programs and 1:1 coaching available! 

Alec’s Website: 
1:1 coaching available! The original pioneering doctor who helped thousands. Read their stories. 

SIRPA UK:Amazing organization pioneering the use of mindbody approach to chronic pain in the UK and beyond  

Mindbody Medicine: Dr. David Schechter’s website featuring a wealth of information about overcoming chronic pain  


These books have helped countless sufferers become pain-free.  


Inspiring films featuring a mindbody approach to chronic pain

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