TRICKING THE BRAIN NOT TO PERCEIVE PAIN — Pain Relief Modalities Utilizing the Gate-Control Theory
Science has found a way to trick the brain not to perceive pain. There are areas in the pain track where pain signals can be modified or even blocked. A “gate” system either lets the pain signal gets through or blocks it from going to the brain.
The most commonly studied pain modulation theory is The Gate-Control Theory of Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall...
When you touch a hot object, sensory receptors in your skin send signals via the small nerve fibers, A-delta and C nerve fibers, to the spinal cord and then onto the brain where the pain sensation is received. These messages are processed in the brain and the pain is perceived. The gate theory states that as these pain signals come into the spinal cord, they can be modified or even blocked out even before getting to the brain. Stimulation of the largediameter nerve fibers, the A-beta fibers, by non-painful stimulus can close the pain gate and so block signals from the smaller diameter nerve fibers which transmit pain. Such non-painful stimulus can be in the form of mechanical vibration, the mechanism by which the idea of percussive vibration therapy through massage guns as pain relief modality came to life.
Recovapro Vibration Therapy and The Gate Control Theory
The analgesic effect of vibration therapy through the "gate control" theory can modulate pain intensity in two ways.
Other pain treatment modalities that can "close the gate" include:
While pain is part of our daily lives, don’t let it stop you from enjoying life. When a muscle ache is bothering you with your daily tasks, trick your brain not to feel pain. Try Recovapro!!!