Faulty Nerve Sensors

Can we replace faulty nerve sensors?

You cannot fix the human body as easily as you can fix a car. If an old part is worn or broken on a car then it can be easily diagnosed, replaced, and completely fixed. The complexity of our living muscle, nerve, spinal cord, and brain cells do not work in the same way.

We cannot replace these microscopic nerve sensors. Pain is transmitted by nerve fibers that are too tiny and numerous to see. This network of the smallest nerve fibers makes up the peripheral nerves that can be felt in some areas, such as around the elbow.

These nerves then combine to form even bigger spinal nerves or nerve roots that exit our vertebral bodies and spinal cord. These larger nerves are the ones that doctors can see on an MRI.

There are nerve sensors in the muscles too?

Human beings can stand and move our bodies because our nervous system is connected to all sorts of muscles that must activate and respond instantaneously to keep our bodies from losing balance and perform specific tasks. These sensors instantaneously feed information about our muscles’ responses and are modified by our central nervous system to compensate if more effort is needed.

In a chronic pain patient, we believe that the microscopic pain sensors become over-excited and send back incorrect information about pain, temperature, vibration, or touch. These improper signals may actually be telling you that your muscles are in pain because they lack flexibility, strength, and endurance.