Articles: Causes of Pain
Chronic pain is medically defined as pain that has lasted 6 months or longer. This constant or intermittent pain has often outlived its purpose, as it does not help the body to prevent injury. … Read more
Pain is defined in medicine as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. Pain is the sensation that warns us that damage to our bodies is occurring. … Read more
Microtrauma is the general term given to small injuries to the body. Microtrauma can include the microtearing of muscle fibre, the sheath around the muscle and the connecting tissue. It can also include stress to the tendons. … Read more
Janet Travell, MD and David Simons, MD were absolute pioneers when it came to myofascial pain and it’s treatment. What makes these books even more amazing is that they were written a full quarter of a century before other doctors even acknowledged that myofascial pain actually exsisted. … Read more
The gate control theory of pain of Ronald Melzack and Patrick D Wall  arises from evolutionary psychology. It holds that evolution of intelligence in any natural environment, historically, begins with the recognition of the entity’s own body – called the kinesthetic sense. … Read more
When the ground substance contains an overabundance of collagen fibers that have cross-bound and coiled in on themselves, the fascia is less able to adapt and the fascial network becomes inelastic and does not expand readily. … Read more
Edema (also spelled oedema, formerly known as dropsy) is swelling due to accumulation of excess fluid in any biological tissue. Edema has many root causes, but the mechanism is simple; fluid is drawn from the blood into the tissues when there is a higher osmotic pressure in the tissues than in the blood. … Read more
Trauma is serious physical injury to the body or mind, usually caused by violence, disaster, or negligent behavior such as driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
In medicine, a trauma patient has suffered serious and life-threatening physical injury resulting in secondary complications such as shock, respiratory failure and death. … Read more
Trigger points are the most common cause of chronic muscle pain.
Pain can be classified in a number of ways:
1) Pain can be classified in relation to its duration:
Acute pain is defined as short-term pain or pain with an easily identifiable cause. … Read more