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Pain and Brain-Chemistry Connection

The majority of pain that we experience originates in the superficial tissues of our bodies.  These tissues include the skin, lymph vessels, blood vessels, nerves, fascia and muscle.  These structures are arranged in layers and normally exhibit a great deal of plasticity, which allows the layers to slide back and forth on each other, giving us freedom of movement.  When trauma is introduced into these tissues, pain causes a chemical response form the brain, which marshals all its repairing resources from several different systems.  The body exhibits an almost over-reaction, the end result is the formation of scar tissue.  This in turn causes the tissues to become hard and loose plasticity.  We have found in our practice that as nerves become entraped along with the lymph vessels and blood vessels, putting even more pressure on the nerves and creating the sensation of pain.

There has been some very exciting new information uncovered in the last few years that supersedes some of the old models of pain theory.  Researchers at Michigan State University have recently come to appreciate the power of our brain’s own anti-pain system, and how this system, modulates sensory and emotional experience.  As a result of their research we now have a better understanding of how pain is felt and controlled.  We now understand how various kinds of receptors in the brain help to manipulate and control the pain process within the brain.  For most of us, the stress and pace of our fast lifestyles lead to different types of negative coping stategies to deal with our pain and stress.  Unfortunately each of these coping stategies has its own side-effects.

These coping stategies include:

  • Medications
  • Bad Diet
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Lack of Sleep

All of these coping stategies impact our brain-chemisty in some way which in turn affects our:

  • Personal Drive
  • Motivation
  • Thinking Process
  • Mood
  • Anxiety
  • Immune System
  • Relationships
  • Physical Well Being
  • Ability ot Perform

Neurovascular Restructring can help reduce and remove these coping strategies, balance your brain-chemistry and return you to a productive lifestyle.

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