At this point in process of taking care of your Spine, you’re really starting to see that pain isn’t a part of our daily discussion. Not that we don’t care. Quite the contrary! In fact, we know what the reality of your life and those around you will be like if you simply just focused on being out of pain as your guage for health. To illustrate this point, we’ve compiled a list of just a few medical conditions that are notorious for remaining largely asymptomatic, until they’re in the end stages! This list is by no means exhaustive.
atherosclerosis – atrial fibrillation – atrioventricular block – benign prostatic hypertrophy – breast cancer – carcinoid syndrome
– cardiomyopathy – cervix erosion – cervical sponylosis – cervix cancer – colorectal cancer – cholelithiasis – cocciosmycosis – cor pulmonale – coronary artery – disease – diabetes mellitus – diverticular disease – disc herniation/disease – emphysema – encephalitis (viral or aseptic) – fibroid tumors of the uterus – pulmonary valve stenosis – pyelonephritis chronic – renal calculi – renal failure – retinoblastoma – scoliosis – tooth decay – tuberculosis – glomeruloneprhitisis – hyperbilirubinemia – hypertension – osteoarthritis – osteoporosis – ovarian cancer – ovarian cyst – paget’s disease – pilonidal cyst – polycystic kidney – polyps of large bowel – prostate cancer
All those conditions are largely pain free or asymptomatic, until it’s far too late. We’re talking decades of degeneration and unhealthy bodily functions that it takes to ‘create’ those diseases and allow them to ‘build up’. If that’s the case, why are we focusing on ‘lack of pain’ as an indicator that we’re healthy? Neurology predicates that pain is only one partition of what your nerve fibers pick up; there are the motor, autonomic and sensory portions of the nerves. Pain signals only make up a few of the possible ‘sensations’ that your body picks up. Other sensory information is light touch, dull touch, vibration sense, heat/cold (temperature), burning, shocklike, stabbing, aching, balance, proprioception, etc. Pain component of the sensory portion of the nerve, makes up about 6-8% of the entire neurology of your body.