• Melissa Levy

Neuropathic Pain

Updated: Jul 13

Chronic pain is a problem that affects many people all over the world. Unfortunately, many of the available treatments do not always work. This is because several different factors can cause chronic pain, and each person's experience with it is unique. In this blog , we will explore the phenomenon of neuropathic pain, chronic pain, and central sensitization. We will discuss why local treatments do not always work and why the nervous system must be addressed when treating chronic pain. We will also present research that supports our claims.

Neuropathic pain is chronic pain caused by damage to the nervous system. This can include damage to the nerves or how they communicate with the brain when damaged nerves can send false signals to the brain, resulting in pain. Chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts for more than three months. It can be caused by several different things, including injuries, illnesses, and even emotional stress. Central sensitization is a condition that can occur when the nervous system is repeatedly exposed to pain signals. This can cause the brain to become more sensitive to pain and worsen existing pain. Central sensitization is thought to be a significant contributor to chronic pain.

There are several different treatments that are available for chronic pain. However, not all of these treatments are effective for everyone. This is because a number of different factors can cause chronic pain, and each person's experience with it is unique. Local treatments, such as injections or surgery, do not always work because they do not address the underlying cause of the pain. The nervous system needs to be addressed when treating chronic pain, as it is the root cause of the problem. Research has shown that treatments that target the nervous system, such as nerve blocks and electrical stimulation, are more effective for treating chronic pain than local treatments.

There are a number of different treatments for chronic pain, but not all of them are effective. This is because chronic pain can be caused by a variety of different factors, and each person's experience with it is unique. One treatment that is often used for chronic pain is acupuncture. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves inserting thin needles into the skin at specific points.

One of the ways that acupuncture works is by stimulating the nervous system. The needles used in acupuncture are inserted into specific points on the body. When the needles are inserted, they stimulate the nerves that are located in the area. This stimulation causes the release of chemicals in the body, which can help to reduce pain, improve mood, and promote healing.

Another way that acupuncture works is by influencing the central nervous system. The central nervous system comprises the brain and the spinal cord. The brain is the control center for the whole body, and the spinal cord is responsible for carrying messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Acupuncture can influence the central nervous system by stimulating specific points on the body that are connected to the spinal cord. This stimulation can help to reduce pain, improve mood, and promote healing.

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