Pfluger’s 5 Laws of Pain illustrate acute to chronic pain patterns and how pain is distributed throughout the body. It is absolutely crucial for a practitioner to know these laws of pain in order to properly treat and assess patients who are suffering from chronic pain such as degenerative disc disease or sciatic pain.
The nervous system is designed to produce normal muscle tonus at 30 stimuli per second. If the body is under stress, physical or emotional trauma, the nervous system stimuli increases its rate per second and if left untreated, this over stimulus to the body will spread to other areas of the body eventually causing a general contraction off all the major muscles, having a profound effect on the entire Cranial Sacral System as well as all the systems of the body thus starting a “chronic pain cycle” Think of it as an overload in an electric circuit. Bringing the stimuli back down through NeuroMuscular and CranioSacral Therapy Pain Treatments will ultimately “Pull the plug” on the pain cycle.
Have you ever wondered why your pain has traveled to the opposite side of your body? Or why you are now starting to get headaches, migraines, neck pain? Or why it is traveling throughout your body effecting other areas including the different systems of the body? Here are the 5 Laws of Pain explained: