By Dr David Cork - Osteopath
Myth 1: Pain is about damage to structure
FACT: Pain is not related to damage
Explanation: Pain is a protective messaging system of the body, its not just about damage. Pain is more about perceived threats than damage. There are plenty of minor conditions that cause severe pain (e.g. a muscle cramp) and plenty of serious conditions that often cause no pain at all (e.g. Diabetes, Cirrhosis, even some complete tendon or ligament ruptures can have only minor levels of pain compared to a strain of the ligament or tendon). In some situations your body can become overprotective with persistent pain.