Scientists have stated that the main purpose of pain is to safeguard us from potentially dangerous situations that could result in injury or illness. Pain signals from body tissue are transmitted via peripheral nerves to the spinal cord, which in turn relays information to the brain and initiates reflexes to remove the endangered body part from the source of danger. On the other hand, the secondary purpose of pain is to facilitate recovery from damage-causing pain. This is where the affected area becomes inflamed or infected. In the absence of physical danger, the relevant information is transmitted to the brain centres, which organise restorative behaviours that include cleaning the wound and disuse or defence of injured limbs.
Pain is a sensory and emotional issue
Pain is caused when nociceptors, nerve endings in the skin, detect damage and send signals to the brain. Pain can be acute, a sudden onset that’s typically short-lived and treatable through the source’s management, or chronic, persisting much longer and harder to treat. However, since we all have a different level of pain tolerance, it can be challenging for doctors to classify the intensity of one’s pain. Medical practitioners typically rely on quantitative scales in assessing pain severity, like those that range from 0 for no pain to 10 for the worst imaginable pain.
If you want to manage pain without relying on medication, there are many physical methods available, such as physiotherapy, hot and cold therapy, and massage, to name a few. However, PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy is increasingly gaining ground as an effective alternative. With growing research and countless success stories, PEMF therapy is a credible solution to pain management. It deals with the cause of pain, not simply blocking pain, as most medications do.
While inflammation is a part of the body’s immune response in dealing with cellular damage, it can also get out of hand.Click here to read more about inflammation. The Oska Pulse is specifically designed to speed the inflammatory process by stimulating the lymph system, improving circulation and providing more oxygen to the area being treated.
Brain's unique ‘pain fingerprint’ could lead to personalized pain management
Not everyone feels pain in the same way, and it can be hard for doctors to determine the severity of a person’s pain.