When is a joint pain not a joint pain?
It is often the case that a pain in a joint does not always emanate from a joint. Instead, it is an inflammatory cascade that originates from somewhere else and spreads to either the spine or an extremity. After listening to a 2-hour lecture called A 21st century approach to Musculoskeletal problems by Dr. Robert Silverman he confirmed the more innovative ideas about gut health and its relationship to pain often discussed in Chiropractic today. Dr. Silverman author of a book called Inside Out Health, describes by focusing only on the point of pain we may be chasing a red herring in our current approach to pain. A term called leaky gut syndrome that has multifactorial causes is often the root cause of pain. Below is a synopsis of the causes of why leaky gut is so prevalent today, how to diagnose it, and what to do about it.
Leaky Gut Syndrome
This diagram shows how food sensitivities and pathogens, and toxins disrupt the protective barrier in our gut. Leakage between the epithelial lining can allow the escape of these pathogens/toxins or the inflammatory chemicals that they induce, and it can then migrate elsewhere in the body. That could result in a painful joint or more seriously an autoimmune inflammatory pain. Click the title to get the entire article