Pain and Osteopathy

Pain Generators and Osteopathic Treatment Strategy

Pain Generators and Osteopathic Treatment Strategy

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage.

The generator is:

  • Tissue damage.
  • Near tissue damage such as overstretch or high pressure (mechanoreception).
  • Ischemia (chemoreception – pH).
  • Inflammation (chemoreception – pH).
  • Temperature (if high or low enough – thermoreception).

Depending on the pain generator, the osteopath will direct his/her treatment strategy.

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