Where Does Chronic Pain Come From?

One fifth of adults live in pain. Although everyone experiences pain differently, each person has different levels of discomfort. Chronic pain can often become so severe and frequent that you are unable to go to work, interfere with your relationships, or cause significant disability.

There are many causes of chronic pain. Many patients receive long-lasting pain relief through their customized care plans. They use innovative interventions and regenerative medicine.

Although chronic pain is usually grouped into groups, there are many conditions that can be classified as more than one. Rheumatoid is an example of an inflammatory disorder. However, it can also be a musculoskeletal condition.

Here are the main causes of chronic pain.

Inflammatory disorders

Although inflammation is a contributor to many types of chronic pain, inflammatory disorders refer specifically to infections and other autoimmune disorders.

When your immune system attacks healthy tissues in an error, autoimmune diseases can occur. A few examples include:

Rheumatoid arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis

Sjogren’s syndrome

Crohn’s Disease


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

All autoimmune diseases, by definition, cause chronic inflammation and pain. Each disease can also cause additional symptoms that are specific to the condition.

Musculoskeletal pain

Chronic pain can result from trauma, overuse injuries and degenerative diseases that affect your muscles, ligaments and tendons.

It is possible to feel pain in one area of your body, such as a joint with Osteoarthritis. Or, you may experience discomfort throughout the entire body, such chronic pelvic pain. Fibromyalgia and other muscularskeletal conditions can cause a wide range of aches, such as a chronic pelvic pain.

backpain is the most prevalent and leading cause of disability among all types of musculoskeletal problems. Chronic back pain can be caused by degenerative disc disease, herniated discs and facet joint arthritis.

Another example of a condition which crosses over to another category is back pain. Neuropathic pain can also be caused by back pain. Many conditions that cause back pain pinch the spine nerves.

Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is caused by nerve irritation, inflammation, or damage. If the nerve that causes your pain is not in your brain or spinal cord, then you are suffering from peripheral neuralpathy. Radiculopathy is a condition where your back pinches the spinal cords.

Nerve injury can cause pain in the area of injury. They can also transmit pain, tingling and other unpleasant sensations along the nerve. A pinched nerve can cause severe pain in the lower back or neck.

Acute injuries can lead to chronic pain, if they affect the nerves. When the nerves become hypersensitive due to pain, this is called an acute injury. They continue sending pain messages to the brain even after the injury heals, often responding to things that should not trigger them.

Sensory nerves can be activated by any condition that has an effect on your body. Your brain sends the message through the nerves, which causes pain. Our interventional treatments reduce pain by blocking nerve signals, preventing your brain’s ability to receive the pain message.

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This article was written by a medical professional at Florida Medical Pain Management. Florida Medical Pain Management is proud to offer comprehensive pain management services to a diverse group of patients. Patients at Florida Medical Pain Management can get help managing hip, knee, leg, and neck pain. The practice also offers comprehensive arthritis management, along with treatments for auto accidents, sports, work injuries as well as Ketamine Infusion For Pain Management.