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What does the pain tell us?



First of all, it must be considered that pain 'happens' for some reason, it is not a random event. The body is expressing it for some reason and this reason is legitimate. As therapists, we should ask ourselves during treatment 'Why is the body doing this?'


The first thing to say is that the cause of the pain is not inflammation. Inflammation is the result of an insult. If you cut your finger, there is pain and inflammation. There was an insult, in this case the cut, which is the real cause of this pain. However, taking anti-inflammatories is not a remedy for the cause, they only reduce the inflammation resulting from the underlying cause.

THE CAUSE OF THE PAIN MAY NOT BE IN THE EXACT POINT WHERE IT IS PERCEIVED

Osteopaths know this. For example, irritation of the dura and the autonomic nervous system can be sources of severe pain. The causes of this pain may not be structural but also derive from nutritional deficiencies in the area.

THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM IS NOT SEPARATED FROM OTHER SYSTEMS

The musculoskeletal system provides important informations on what's wrong and will reflexively respond to problems in every other tissue. When an organ is affected by a pathology, including not being in a correct position, then the muscles above it, surrounding it, will contract and make that area sensitive. Osteopaths with a capital O treat all structures, not just the musculoskeletal system. In addition, there will be changes, musculoskeletal variations at the level of the spinal segments associated with that organ. Many medical specialists believe that the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular systems, etc. have nothing to do with