Believe it or not, pain can be a good thing. It is considered a protective mechanism and the primary reason for its occurrence is to raise awareness of tissue damage that is occurring (or may occur, if no preventive action is taken). Previous experience with a particular type of pain helps us avoid potentially harmful events in the future; our bodies “remember” pain from previous events and respond in a way to minimize the negative effects. Interestingly, pain perception can be modified and depends on your attitude towards it and towards the emotions we associate with a painful event. For example, the fear of re-experiencing painful stimuli may heighten the perceived pain, while other situations – like competitions – may reduce the perception of pain. However, not all pain comes from physical injury. Have you ever wondered why we feel pain unrelated to traumatic events? What role does the brain play in the process of feeling pain? How can we make the pain go away for good? Regenerative medicine has the answer: stem cell therapy in Miami
The brain controls the pain
The brain is the culprit and the hero. The brain decides whether a particular sensation is painful or not. When this happens, nerve endings send a signal to the brain, which then evaluates this information. This process is very complex and involves the areas of the brain responsible for emotions, memories, and stored knowledge. Thanks to this “warning” process, we are able to prevent tissue damage. It would seem, then, that pain is invariably caused by an injured part of our body. Unfortunately, it’s not always the case, with the best example being “phantom limb” pain. It occurs when a person whose arm or leg was amputated still feels pain in the limb that has been removed, even though it no longer exists.
What is chronic pain?
Chronic pain is defined by many pain management physicians as any pain that lasts for at least three months. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, over 1.5 billion people around the world suffer from chronic pain. There are many different types of chronic pain and surprisingly, one of them has nothing to do with nerve or tissue damage. It’s called psychogenic pain, and it’s been proven that this pain can occur even though the body hasn’t been harmed. How is that possible? The answer lies in the way the subconscious parts of the brain activate the alarm or danger signal. Sometimes, the brain forgets to send an alarm, i.e. an injury may take place without any pain; sometimes, it sends a false alarm, i.e. the pain may occur despite the lack of any bodily damage.
How to treat pain chronic pain?
Regenerative medicine is a solution to heal injuries and treat diseases that were previously either incurable or for which the only treatments available were anti-inflammatory medicines (which do not help the root cause) or surgery (with poor success rates). Stem cell therapy, including stem cell therapy in Miami, is an interventional strategy that introduces new adult stem cells into damaged tissue in order to treat disease or injury.
More information: Stem cell therapy Miami
Stem cell treatment in Miami has the potential to alleviate suffering and treat previously incurable diseases by stimulating the repair of injured tissues, e.g. creating joint regeneration and/or spine regeneration. Conditions considered for treatment with stem cell therapy include:
- Lower Back Pain and Neck Pain
- Joint Osteoarthritis (any joint)
- Shoulder Pain
- Joint Pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee pain
- Any joint pain
Regenerative medicine, which includes treatments like stem cell therapy in Miami, offers tremendous hope for systemic diseases like diabetes, asthma, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and many others, all of which are being researched and are in clinical studies as you read this. Stem cell therapy is considered a new frontier of medicine.
Trusted stem cell therapy in Miami
When looking for stem cell treatment in Miami, it’s important to note that there are many types and providers, so we recommend getting informed first, before making your selection.
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