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Alan M. Reznik, MD writes an interesting Ortho-pinion for the AAOS, “How Mother Natures Helps Us Heal”

Alan M. Reznik, MD writes an interesting Ortho-pinion for the AAOS, “How Mother Natures Helps Us Heal”
Monday, October 15, 2018

Feeling pain makes you pull your hand off a hot pot before a bad burn or come in from the cold to prevent frostbite. It also tells you when you have a cut, broken bone or eaten something you should have not eaten. We never forget these events because they “hurt!” Your body is very smart and ‘Mother Nature’ has created the nerves that “feel” pain. These special nerves are called ‘pain fibers.’ The real answer is PAIN is the way your brain understands the signals from those nerves. Your brain then stores these memories to stop you from repeating a painful event. So there is always a reason for pain every time you experience it. There is an old joke and it’s true, “It hurts when I do that.” And your doctor says, “So don’t do it.”

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