The Types of Pains
There are three common types of pain:
(a) Pain caused by small or big joint "mismatch"
Our body is supported by the skeleton, and joints connect to our bones
forming our frame. Pain can be the result of "mismatch" of small
or large joints. This type of "mismatch" is not a real joint
dislocation, and evidence cannot be detected from examination by Western
orthopedics, on X-ray film, CT scan or MRI. It was called "slid out
tendon, mismatched bone in Chinese orthopedics. The type of pain resulted
from this is endurable and blunt. Surrounding the affected location, muscle
tone will build up gradually and the pain intensifies with laps of time.
Anodyne and acupuncture can relieve the pain for a short period of time,
but the pain always comes back. To completely relieve this type of pain,
the "mismatched" joint has to be relocated to its original position
by manipulation of the joint in the correct direction. It was called "Zheng-Gu"
- alignment of bone - in Chinese orthopedics.
Sitting in the wrong posture from long hours of work, carrying heavy
things improperly, unexpected falling or sliding can cause such "mismatch"
of joints. The common affected joints are in the vertebrae and sacral-iliac
joint. Those "mismatched joint" will change the dynamic of our
skeleton and the tension of our muscles. As a result, upper and or lower
back pain may occur. For instance, sacral-iliac joint "mismatch"
or "semi-dislocation" will cause lower back pain along different
length of the leg and upper back pain in the region around vertebrae T6-T8.
We experienced many different types of pain, stress, worries, heavy workload
both at our job and home, lack of exercise, etc. We do not forget to provide
service to our car regularly, but we are too busy to take care of our
body. There should be a change in attitude towards our health. We should
provide maintenance of our body from time to time, and whenever necessary.
(b) Pain in the lumbar (lower back) area may vary
in intensity, sharpness and cause. Lower back pain is commonly caused
by mechanical or structural problems including fractures, muscle strain,
and pressure on nerves. The general etiological factors are:
1. Patient attacked by pathological (disease producing) cold and dampness.
2. Deficiency of the kidney qi.
3. Trauma due to a muscle sprain or convulsion.
3. TCM effectiveness and evaluation
(c) Pain in the shoulder could have a variety of
causes ranging from injury to the shoulder, excess strain, improper posture
while working or sleeping, exposure to cold etc.
(1) pain in shoulder and the shoulder joint making it hard to move in
(2) pain also affecting the neck and back
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