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INFLAMMATION AND PAIN
INFLAMMATION is an adaptive response to anything that our body perceives as potentially harmful.
Clinically, the tell-tale signs of inflammation are:
- warmth in the inflamed area
- pain and functional impairment
These symptoms frequently affect the musculoskeletal system, thus creating localized tension in the muscles, tendons and bones.
Inflammation develops through complex biochemical processes involving the targets of inflammation, in which molecular and cellular components that are closely interconnected form part, such as:
- The arachidonic acid cascade
- ROS and RNS
- The complement system
- The endocannabinoid system
- Glucocorticoid receptors
WHAT IS PAIN?
Pain is the means by which the body signals damage to its tissues. As defined by the IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain - 2020) and the World Health Organization, pain is "an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with (or similar to that associated with) potential or ongoing tissue damage."
It can be one of two types:
- Acute pain, which appears suddenly; its possible causes include an illness, trauma (e.g., an injury while playing sports) or inflammation of a tissue in the body (such as pain associated with a muscle strain). Its duration is limited in time; when the discomfort lasts for more than 12 weeks, it is classified as chronic pain.
- Chronic pain may result from an initial trauma (e.g., a fall on one's shoulder), which ends up having long-term consequences, or it may be caused by a persistent condition (e.g., chronic degenerative conditions such as arthritis).
Some types of pain:
|TYPE OF PAIN
|THE MOST COMMON
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INFLAMMATION AND PAIN?
Pain and inflammation are two different things, but they actually have many things in common. To be specific, in most cases, the pain we experience in one part of the body, whether the head (headache), a muscle (myalgia), or somewhere else, is often caused by an underlying inflammation.
Lumbosciatica is a musculoskeletal problem arising from the inflammation of the sciatic nerve; it is also commonly referred to as "sciatica." This inflammation is due to the compression of the nerve as a result of herniations and crushing of the vertebral disc, degenerative discopathy of the lumbosacral area, spinal stenosis of the lumbosacral tract, spondylolisthesis or the often-overlooked piriformis syndrome (the piriformis is a muscle traversed by the sciatic nerve; generally, the piriformis muscle causes compression/irritation of the sciatic nerve after suffering trauma or contracture).
Risk factors for this type of inflammation can be advanced age, obesity, diabetes (diabetic neuropathy), spinal diseases, arthritis, buttock or thigh trauma. This issue is widespread among the population. A symptom of this type of inflammation is a burning, excruciating pain that is felt in the lumbar region of the back and along either lower limb down to the foot.
Pain is the defining symptom of lumbosciatica. It is felt in the lumbar region and along either of the lower limbs down to the foot, and can have markedly different aspects depending on the triggers of sciatic nerve compression/irritation.
Some people experience a burning pain; some experience a sharp, piercing pain; others experience a mild pain that under certain circumstances produces electroshock-like jolts. The painful sensation often tends to worsen after physical effort, coughing, sneezing, or long periods of time spent in a sitting position.
Typically, lumbosciatica is unilateral, that is, it affects only one side of the body (e.g., the right lumbar area, right gluteus and right lower extremity).
In addition to pain, lumbosciatica can cause other symptoms on the affected side of the body, such as an unusual tingling sensation, numbness (like an alteration of sensitivity) and muscle weakness.