The Cause of Your Pain, Disease, Dysfunction

Chronic Pain Clear Lake WA Explanation of Pain

Medicine and science both agree on what causes chronic disease, chronic pain, degeneration, and dysfunction. That agreement can be summed up in one word: inflammation. Inflammation, when it is abnormal, is like a chemical fire in your body. It can be a slow simmering fire that you are not even aware of or it can be a raging fire that affects every choice and move you make. There is a whole study devoted to inflammation.


Abnormal and unhealthy levels of inflammation

There are three main ways that your body can be injured that will cause abnormal inflammation which leads to disease, pain, degeneration, and dysfunction:

  1. Physical Trauma - Most patients understand this one instinctively, or as we say innately, even if you have never thought about it in this manner. If you get in a car accident and suffer whiplash, it is unlikely that you would be that shocked the next morning by having neck pain and stiffness, perhaps even a headache or low back pain. You received trauma to those tissues, there is high inflammation in the tissues, which for likely the next 48-hours is the source of your pain. Now you might have pain for much longer…perhaps you had underlying issues going into that car accident and it changed your life and health in a big way. But chronic pain and acute pain are as different as baseball and basketball. Other types of physical trauma include falling, hitting one’s head, birth, skiing and snowboarding, horseback riding, and falling. Sometimes physical traumas are silent such as those found with ligament laxity, just turning your head or going over a speed bump could traumatize your central nervous system and cause a range of weird and unusual symptoms. Or the damage that occurs from a sedentary lifestyle of sitting too long without moving, driving long distances without stopping to stretch, sitting with a wallet in your back pants pocket, etc. Or the damage that comes from poor structural habits such as crossing your legs, slouching, chronic use of high heels, loss of normal arch support in your feet, so forth.
  2. Chemical Trauma - Our environment is saturated with chemicals and toxins, many of them well-proven in scientific literature to cause cellular damage and disease processes. This list includes everything from mercury fillings in your teeth that are leaching into your body every time you chew to answering your cellphone, the glyphosate in RoundUp weed control, GMO’s, artificial sugars, artificial coloring, fluoride, food preservatives made from crude oil and noxious chemicals, vaccine adjuvants including thimerosal (mercury again), aluminum, and rat poison, commercial make-up and skincare products, hormone replacement therapy, pressboard furniture that leaks formaldehyde, rancid vegetable oils, fast-food products that never decompose, environmental toxins from industry work, pharmaceutical medication, street drugs, marijuana, bleach, and thousands upon thousands more chemicals…it is almost impossible to keep track of them all. Exposure to chemicals and toxins does not have to be the most detrimental thing to your health, but underlying causes of inflammation that make you more susceptible to those same chemicals and toxins can be very damaging to your overall health. That, as well as prolonged exposure to chemicals and toxins, can be detrimental.
  3. Mental or Emotion Trauma - Last, but certainly not least. This is probably the most minimized of the originating traumas but it is a real concern for your health as physical and chemical traumas. Your physical body and your mental/emotional body affect each other. When you suffer a sustained moment of mental/emotional stress or trauma (ie: the loss of a child, the loss of a parent, abuse, experiencing a traumatic event, PTSD, sustained grief, financial stress, severe shock, etc.) that leaves damage on your physical body. It is not uncommon for patients to tell me that they were “fine” (aka asymptomatic) until they went through a yucky divorce and then it was about 6 months to a year after that divorce that they started to notice A, B, and C symptoms which are getting worse. When you suffer an emotional/mental trauma there is equal, if not greater, damage to your nervous system, bio-chemical health, and often structural-neural health than if you were to get in the car accident described above.

Ultimately, in nearly every case, if not every case, of chronic disease there is abnormal inflammation and abnormal neurological function. The reason that you have abnormal inflammation is due to a physical trauma, chemical trauma, and/or mental/emotional trauma (and very likely a combination of these factors). These traumas have altered your brain’s ability to regulate normally in your body and your tissues are breaking down abnormally and functioning abnormally which eventually becomes symptoms, which the medical community describes via disease names.

Does the above sound simple? Does it sound reasonable? Can you think back over your life and relate to one of the three causes of disease, pain, dysfunction, and degeneration?

Now is your opportunity to call Averio Health Institute and begin your health journey back to where your body was before the physical, chemical, and/or mental/emotional trauma that is the cause behind your disease, dysfunction, pain, and/or degeneration.

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