Pain has become a much discussed and debated topic as of late within the health care communities. Pain used to be viewed as a side effect or symptom of a disease process. It was thought that once you fix, cure, or calm down the disease process, the pain will go away. Pain was looked at as a side effect.
Now research is showing that pain can become a separate disease process and not just a symptom of another disease. Research has been increasing in this topic since the Institute of Medicine released a report calling on academia, government and physician groups to develop a plan for treating and managing pain.
They are the machines of the body. Every finger movement, every eye blink, every cough and even every toe wiggle is controlled by your muscles. And usually it’s not just one muscle involved. It’s tens to hundreds of muscles for even the smallest movement.
Each flick of the finger fires off millions of neurons throughout the brain, spine and central nervous system to contract and relax these muscle groupings. And all of this is just to scratch your nose.