Dr. Levine Discusses the Pain Cycle
Published Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Published Wednesday, 02 September 2015
Video Transcripts- Will My Pain Go Away On Its Own?
Will the pain go away? Sometimes it will. Sometimes it comes and it goes, and when it's coming and going it's giving us that thought process, "I hope it goes away". "Maybe I should take something for it", which will actually prolong the healing process. Many times the pain will go away, but comes back worse or stronger and lasts longer. It's the same issue. Something's happening inside your body. Would you want to find out when the problem's small or when the problem's big? Check it out sooner. It makes a big difference.
Physiologically, what's happening inside the body? Pain comes from inflammation. If it's nerve related pain, and most of the time it is, whether it be a joint or a nerve feeding a muscle or a nerve coming out of the spine, and most people think of chiropractors as neck and back pain, only 10% of the nerve deals with pain. 90% deals with function. The function of the kidneys, the liver, the gallbladder, the stomach, the heart, the lungs. Every cell has a nerve supply, and if only 10% deals with the pain, why should we manage the symptoms when we should really be chasing the problem?
Published Saturday, 08 December 2012
Chronic pain can cause loss of gray matter in the brain, which can lead to memory loss, cognitive impairment, emotional problems and reduced pain tolerance. New finding: Practicing yoga can actually increase gray matter in the brain, including in the area related to pain tolerance.
Published Saturday, 10 November 2012
There are many different methods of pain management such as chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy and acupuncture. However most people seem to find acupuncture so intimidating being that acupuncture is a treatment of disorders by inserting needles into the skin at points where there is a flow of energy. Unfortunately people become scared and refuse to consider acupuncture as a possible solution for their problem/s.
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According to Dr. Oz here is the game changing development. Doctors now believe that chronic pain is not merely a symptom of another condition; rather, it’s a separate disease and should be treated as such. In some cases chronic pain is the result of inflammation. But in others it has a more complex yet little- understood cause, one that’s tied in to how the brain processes pain signals. Long exposure to physical pain isn’t healthy.