What Causes Pain?

Dr. Joe Papia

Chiropractor in Tampa FL 33602


Pain Results from 1 of 3 Factors:

  1. Physical nerve damage
  2. Chemical irritation
  3. Psychological

A Primary Function of the Chiropractor is to Find the Source of the Pain

Physical Pain results from direct nerve damage and travels up the spinal nerves through the spinal cord to the brain: The damage starts in one of these tissues.

  • Skin
  • Muscles
  • Bone surface
  • Joints
  • Internal organs

5 Types of Nerve Endings.

Damage to any of these nerves can cause pain.

  1. Touch
  2. Pressure
  3. Vibration
  4. Cold
  5. Warmth

Pain Can Also Result from Chemical Irritation.

These chemicals released during inflammation can cause pain. The chemicals are present in the body and released during irritation or cell damage.

  • Histamines
  • Prostaglandins
  • Leukotrienes
  • Toxins

Psychological Pain can Result from Experiences

  • Culture
  • Past Experiences
  • Emotions
  • Thoughts

A Consultation and Examination Should Get to the Source of Your Pain

I look forward to helping you to the best of my ability.

Dr. Joe Papia Chiropractor in Tampa, FL 33602