Chronic pain is a condition that effects millions of people. There are many causes and people suffer in different ways. Pinched nerves, slipped discs, muscle pain, burning, tightness, sharpness, joint pain can be debilitating and lead to other restrictions in movement and create emotional holding patterns. The Acupuncture practiced at Balance Acupuncture and Wellness Centre is an effective system for pain relief which can work remarkably quickly. Rest assured there is a safe, effective and drug free alternative.
Why is there pain?
From a scientific perspective, chronic pain appears as an interplay of dysfunction between the nociceptors, proprio-receptors and the feedback loop up the spine to the brain stem. Basically , we are talking about “position” nerves and “sensation” nerves, which provide input to the brain as to where the pain is and what type of pain it is, which is suppose to trigger the bodies own natural release of pain killers called enkephalins.
Chronic pain is usually defined to people when a cause can not be found, so it is thought that in chronic long term unresolved pain issues without a known cause, that the above system is not functioning normally. A more in depth explanation can be found here.