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What is pain?

What is pain? What causes pain?

In medicine, pain relates to a sensation that hurts. Depending on the severity of the pain, you may feel discomfort, be in distress, or even in agony. Pain can be steady and constant, in which case it may be an aching, throbbing, pulsating, pinching, or a stabbing sensation.

Only the person who is experiencing pain can describe it properly as it is an individual experience.

Acute pain

This type of pain generally lasts from a few days to a few weeks. It can be intense and short-lived, Acute pain may be an indicator of an injury. When the injury heals the pain usually goes away.

Chronic pain

This sensation lasts much longer than acute pain. Chronic is a mild or intense (severe) pain that persists for more than 3 months. It is often progressive and the cause can be difficult to determine.

What is referred pain?

Also known as reflective pain. When pain is felt either next to, or at a distance from the origin of an injury it is called referred pain. For example, when a person has a heart attack, even though the affected area is the heart, the pain is sometimes felt around the shoulders, back, and neck, rather than in the chest. We have known about referred pain for centuries, but we still do not know its origins and what causes it.

How do we measure pain?

There are many different methods of measuring pain. We use the Numerical Rating Scales

The clients are given a form that asks them to pick a number from 0 to 10 rating their level of pain. 0 is no pain, 5 is moderate, and 10 is the worst pain imaginable.

The Numerical Rating Scales are useful to measure any changes in pain, as well as gauging the patient's response to pain treatment.


By providing all highly advanced technique treatments available for any soft tissue dysfunction, acute or chronic pain relief whether pain affects the lower back, neck or is manifested by leg pain (including sciatica). Keeping maximal pain reduction, and recovery of function as our primary goal. We focus on quality and results spend significant one-on-one time with every client. Most clients report immediate relief after the first visit. If a contraindication or medical red flag is present you will be referred to the proper specialist.