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Pain Is Not A Symptom Of Arthritis, Pain Causes Arthritis: New Study

Posted Oct 01 2008 4:17pm

Complex but informative article on arthritis, pain and inflammation If the results of this study are confirmed it could lead to better treatments of inflammatory diseases Link: Pain Is Not A Symptom Of Arthritis, Pain Causes Arthritis: New Study.

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 ends.

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