Tag Archives: chronic 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
What is a myofascial trigger point?
A myofascial trigger point is a lump, knot or tight band in the muscle that is tender to touch. A latent trigger point will only hurt when pressed. … 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
Trigger points are the most common cause of chronic muscle pain.
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome, in that is it is a collection of symptoms. There are no clinical tests for Fibromyalgia.
So how do you know if you have Fibromyalgia?
Do you have:
· Unexplained widespread pain or aching? … Read more
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
Causes of chronic pain
Chronic pain can be due to a variety of causes. If we treat the pain, but not the underlying cause, the pain will return. The cause is then referred to as a perpetuating factor. … Read more