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How does movement affect spinal joint pain?

Gerald M. Silverman
Chiropractic Medicine
The mechanisms that produce disc and joint pain are similar to those of muscle pain. When discs and joints are functioning properly, they constantly produce a wealth of positioning and movement information and send it to the spinal cord and brain. The abundant, free flow of this information blocks pain messages in discs and joints just as it does in muscles. However, when movement becomes restricted, sensory information declines, noxious information increases, and pain occurs. Movement is the primary stimulus for blocking the production and transmission of disc and joint pain. As joint or disc movements decrease, the likelihood of pain will increase; as joint or disc movements increase, the likelihood of pain decreases.
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