The feeling of pain comes from a series of messages that pass through your nervous system. When you hurt yourself, the injury turns on pain sensors in that area. They send a message in the form of an electrical signal, which travels from nerve to nerve until it reaches your brain. Your brain processes the signal and sends out the message that you hurt.
Usually, the signal stops when the cause of the pain is resolved — your body repairs the wound on your finger or your torn muscle. But with chronic pain, the nerve signals keep firing even after you’ve healed.
Sometimes chronic pain can begin without any obvious cause. But for many people, it starts after an injury or because of a health condition. At Tyrrell Physiotherapy, Swords, Co. Dublin chronic pain treatment includes:
- Past injuries or surgeries
- Back problems
- Migraines and other headaches
- Nerve damage
- Fibromyalgia, a condition in which people feel muscle pain throughout their bodies