What is Inflammation?

“Inflammation” is our body’s natural way of responding against harmful stimulants, damaged cells and injury.

 

The characteristic symptoms of inflammation are pain, redness, heat, swelling, and loss of mobility. Although the symptoms of acute inflammation are unpleasant, they are necessary for the healing processes our body goes through.

 

Chronic Inflammation on the other hand, is an ongoing destructive process that not only compromises tissues but also elicits the body to over respond and over produce substantially harmful substances.

 

Chronic pain (which afflicts more than 105 million people in the United States) often accompanies, and is frequently aggravated by chronic inflammation.