Pain System Escalation

  1. Increasing Pain signals:
    1. Trauma Injury-Muscle bracing protect joint
    2. Grinding/clenching
    3. Anxiety wires to pain system
    4. Normal Jaw Joint function
    5. Decrease in pain inhibitory system
    6. Change in pain neurotransmitters
    7. Other Biochemical & physiological changes
  2. Pain system changes:
    1. length each pain,
    2. intensity pain,
    3. pain from nonpainful stimulus,
    4. wider area pain,
    5. perception pain
  3. Poor health habits decrease chance of healing; thus, a likely perpetuation of pain
  4. Pain itself causes increase in muscle contraction in certain muscle groups (back, neck, head, jaw)
  1. Increasing Pain signals:
    1. Trauma Injury-Muscle bracing protect joint
    2. Grinding/clenching
    3. Anxiety wires to pain system
    4. Normal Jaw Joint function
    5. Decrease in pain inhibitory system
    6. Change in pain neurotransmitters
    7. Other Biochemical & physiological changes
  2. Pain system changes:
    1. length each pain,
    2. intensity pain,
    3. pain from nonpainful stimulus,
    4. wider area pain,
    5. perception pain
  3. Poor health habits decrease chance of healing; thus, a likely perpetuation of pain
  4. Pain itself causes increase in muscle contraction in certain muscle groups (back, neck, head, jaw)

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