Why Do I Have Pain?
Pain is a normal response of the body when damage has occurred or something is wrong. It’s like an alarm clock; letting us no we have to stop what we are doing or take some type of corrective action. Without pain life would be difficult and dangerous. We would have to be on constant alert because we would not know when something’s wrong which could lead to more serious or life-threatening problems. For example, when your hand touches something hot the sensors in your skin (nerve endings) rapidly send millions of messages to your brain about what’s going on. Your brain then creates the pain signals alerting you to remove your hand quickly before additional damage occurs.
How does it work?
The spinal cord is the main route for all pain messages to the brain, where pain is then registered. Essentially there are two ways pain signals travel to the brain. The first is the fast way (motorway) the second the slow way (side roads). The former leads to sharp stabbing pain and the latter to a continuous dull and / or aching pain. Of course feelings of pain can be a mixture of these two. There are also two distinct types of pain. They are acute and chronic.
Acute pain usually means something new and or serious has happened which requires some action (e.g., back pain from lifting something heavy or pain after a car accident).
Chronic pain is more commonly associated with an old injury or the slow bodily changes which are painful (e.g., arthritis pain from “‘wear and tear”). Over time, chronic pain can cause you to change your normal habits which can lead to additional problems e.g. becoming less active and gaining weight. Such habits become part of a vicious cycle which feeds the pain and keeps it central in your life. Regardless of what type of pain you are having, it is important to get it evaluated by a healthcare professional. Finding the cause of your pain is most important. Dr. Magaziner has been in the field of interventional pain management for over 25 years. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic injuries. Once an accurate diagnosis is made, Dr. Magaziner will design a specific treatment plan for you condition.
Dr. Magaziner’s philosophy is to start with the more conservative treatments (less invasive) first. Dr. Magaziner provides multiple forms of treatment to help patients recover from an acute or chronic conditions. Including: State of the Art Bio-cellular Regenerative Therapies (PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Stem Cell Grafts, Fat Grafts and Prolotherapy) interventional pain treatments (joint, trigger point and epidural injections) and Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery if necessary.
If you are suffering from acute or chronic pain, call Dr. Magaziner today!