Wednesday, October 01, 2008

New study proves that pain is not a symptom of arthritis, pain causes arthritis

Pain is more than a symptom of osteoarthritis, it is an inherent and
damaging part of the disease itself, according to a study published
today in journal Arthritis and Rheumatism. More specifically, the
study revealed that pain signals originating in arthritic joints, and
the biochemical processing of those signals as they reach the spinal
cord, worsen and expand arthritis. In addition, researchers found
that nerve pathways carrying pain signals transfer inflammation from
arthritic joints to the spine and back again, causing disease at both

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