Flickering. Pulsing. Pounding. Shooting. Stabbing. Gnawing. Pinching. Crushing. Aching. Cramping. Splitting. Radiating. Spreading. These are just some of the adjectives used to describe pain.
Some pain is short-lived, while other pain nags us every day. But whatever the type and feeling of pain, all types of pain get in the way of day-to-day life in some way or another.
But what is pain? Why do we feel it? And what is it telling us about what’s happening in our body? To understand how pain happens (and how we feel it) we have to look at pain from the inside out.
What is pain?
Pain is a sophisticated mechanism that tells your body to stop what it’s doing and listen. Pain generally falls into one of two categories: acute and chronic.
Acute pain usually feels sharp, stabbing, splitting, pounding and/or radiating, and is short-lived. Examples of acute pain include a headache, cramps, twisting our ankle, stubbing our toe or bumping our funny bone.
Chronic pain generally feels more dull, radiating, crushing or spreading. Unlike acute pain, which leaves when the area has healed, chronic pain can torment us day after day. Examples of chronic pain are chronic knee or joint pain, muscle aches, back pain, or osteoarthritis.
But pain is complex. We all have different pain thresholds, and we all experience pain in a different way. What feels like moderate pain to one person may feel unbearable to another.
Pain and Inflammation
You may have heard of inflammation, but what does it mean in the context of pain? Have you ever noticed that when you stub your toe or bump your funny bone, that the area becomes red and swollen? This is inflammation, your body’s protective response to painful stimuli, at work! The body creates inflammation to repair damaged tissue. In the short term, this is great because the inflammation helps your body to heal.
But sometimes inflammation sticks around for the long term. This is usually due to “wear and tear” conditions. Take osteoarthritis, an old sports or athletic injury, or joint pain as an example. The inflammation won’t leave because it sticks around wherever there’s pain. In order to treat the pain, you must also treat the inflammation.
Approaching pain from the inside out
The go-to solution for pain is to pop a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, also known as an NSAID, which can be hard on the body when used daily. Conventional prescriptions can have many side-effects. Natural options for dealing with these types of pain include herbal remedies with limited effectiveness, or muscle relaxants that lead to drowsiness. But such approaches only mask the symptoms, and do nothing to repair the root cause of the pain.
This is what inspired Genuine Heath to get innovative with natural, whole-food ingredients for a pain relief line that not only works – but works quickly to relieve pain and address the underlying causes. This is because Genuine Health pain relief products include BiovaFlex® the only natural eggshell membrane that works faster – clinically proven to offer relief in just 5 days, for different types of pain.
For acute pain: Think pulsing, pounding, shooting, stabbing
fast pain relief+ is designed for fast relief of acute pain, like headaches and muscle cramps. FAST pain relief+ provides relief in just two hours, thanks to a blend of BiovaFlex® natural eggshell membrane and white willow bark (known as “Nature’s Aspirin”) and devil’s claw.
For chronic joint pain (that isn’t arthritis): Think aching, spreading
fast joint care+ is designed to keep the weekend warriors, athletes and active people moving! FAST joint care+ provides relief from joint pain, stiffness and inflammation, thanks to BiovaFlex® natural eggshell membrane, which nourishes and repairs joints – naturally!
For chronic joint pain and high levels of inflammation: Think radiating, pinching, gnawing
NEW fast joint care+ with fermented turmeric nourishes and repairs joints with BiovaFlex® and provides amplified anti-inflammatory action, thanks to fermented turmeric. And it works in just 5 days!
For relief of arthritis: Think stiffening, spreading
fast arthritis pain relief+ works in only 5 days to relieve the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis, and nourish and repair joints, using BiovaFlex® natural eggshell membrane, plus bromelain (an enzyme derived from pineapples) and AvoVida® (an avocado extract that’s been proven to increase joint space lost due to arthritis).
Learn more about how Genuine Health’s line of pain relief products tackle pain from the inside out!