Neuroplasticity is one of the more important buzz-words these years. It´s well established that our brains are plastic until our last day, meaning that the capacity for change is always there.
This is good news in the sense that it means that your 10y+ pain isn’t necessarily chronic/permanent, and that your bad habits can indeed be changed. That said; plasticity is neither only good nor bad. – with practice, you can become very good at something very bad, so make sure to chose your skill set wisely.
Source: Alta Mira