Cause or trigger ? (part 1)

by Dr Mesquida Serge.

Chronic painIt often occurs that the cause is mixed up with the trigger occurs when a painful joint episode takes place. However, it is important to differentiate between the two because the therapeutic consequences will not be the same.

Let us take for example a person who hurts his back moving a not very heavy piece of furniture. We can say that given his age, moving the piece is the cause of his pain due to the fact that this effort goes beyond his physical abilities.

If a young person wanting to help, hurts his back in turn by moving the same furniture, we will say that the movement of the piece is the trigger but not the cause of his pain due to the fact that this effort does not exceed the physical capacity of the person.

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