What is Pain
Our body has five sensation. Feeling pain is an unpleasant sensation linked to body problem. This sensation allows the body to react and prevent further tissue damage.
When the body tissue is damaged , the nerves(known as nociceptors) transmit the information to the brain through spinal cord. The brain then decides what to do about the pain.For example, if you touch an acrid solution, the nerves feel the burning and the message will travel through a reflex arc in the spinal cord and cause an immediate contraction of the muscles. This contraction will pull your hand away from the solution.
The sensation and threshold for pain is different for everyone. This can makes it difficult to define and treat. The brain may also release dopamine, a chemical to counter the unpleasant effects of the pain.
Types of Pain
There are two types of pain: acute pain and chronic pain
Acute pain is intense and short-lived.The body’s “fight-or-flight” mechanism is triggered by acute pain, often resulting in faster heartbeats and breathing rates. It is the body’s way of alerting a person to an injury or localized tissue damage. Treating the underlying injury normally resolves this type of pain.
There are different types of acute pain:
- Somatic pain is superficial pain that is felt on the skin or soft tissues just below the skin.
- Visceral pain originates in the internal organs and the linings of cavities in the body.
- Referred pain is felt at a location different to the source of tissue damage, such the shoulder pain felt during a heart attack.
Chronic pain lasts far longer than acute pain. It can be mild or severe, it can be continuous, as in arthritis, or it can be intermittent, as in migraines. Intermittent pain occurs on repeated occasions but stops in between. Acute pain can become Chronic pain if the pain doesn’t get treated and tissue doesn’t recover.
If enough cases of acute pain occur, they can create a buildup of electrical signals in the central nervous system (CNS) that can overstimulate the nerve fibers.
This is known as “windup,” a term that compares the accumulation of these electrical signals to a windup toy. Winding a toy with more intensity leads the toy to run faster for longer. Chronic pain works in the same way. This is why pain may be felt long after the pain-causing event.
Our professional physiotherapist and acupuncturist will give you comprehensive assessment and make a treatment plan for you.
Using acupuncture to relieve pain by balancing the body’s natural energy pathways. The flow of energy is known as qi. Acupuncturists place tiny, and very thin needles into your acupoint. The theory of pain relief using Acupuncture is that the insertion of the needle at acupoint causes the body to release serotonin, a “feel good” chemical that eases pain. Acupuncture helped relieve pain associated with osteoarthritis, migraines, and various locations of chronic pain.
Physiotherapy using ultrasound, electric wave and break done inflammatory tissue. Chiropractor help to align the spine so that the spine will not pinch the nerve.
Massage help to relax the muscle tension.
Remember, pain is the body’s signal that something is wrong. It may be temporary, such as a strained muscle. But pain can also mean you have a serious health problem that needs a professional medical evaluation. Don’t hesitate to seek out a healthcare provider to diagnose the source of your pain, and then discuss some natural options for treating it. Physical treatment don’t have side effect like gastro bleeding, liver or cardiovascular.
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