Allodynia- a painful response to a normally non-painful stimulus.
CRPS I –complex regional pain syndrome type I, which used to be called reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
CRPS II – complex regional pain syndrome type II, which used to be called causalgia.
Circumferential: a location which described a circumference, i.e. all the way around something, like a tree or a limb.
Tinel: a response to a tap on a nerve that sends a sensation in the anatomical distribution of that nerve, like hitting your "funny bone" (the ulnar nerve).
Electrical Shock Injuries and DisordersWidely accepted scientific studies show that 'Patients who survive electrical shock (including lightning strike) are usually misdiagnosed or have overlooked diagnoses 93% to 98% of the time.' Journal of Occupational and Enviromental Medicine, Vol. 47, pages 796-805, 2005
Disorders Often Overlooked After Lightning Strike or Electrical Shock
Sprain and Strain
"Widely accepted scientific studies show that 'Lumbar strain', 'low back sprain', 'cervical strain', neck sprain', 'low back pain', 'whiplash', 'failed back syndrome', and 'fibromyalgia' are usually wrong diagnoses."
Psychosomatics, Volume 34, #6, pages 494 - 501, November - December 1993
Psychosomatics, Volume 37, # 6, pages 509 - 517, November - December 1996.
Disorders Oftern Misdiagnosed as Sprain or Strain:
SPRAIN – An overstretching of the muscle or tendon, which attaches muscle to the bone
STRAIN- An overstretching of the ligament, which holds one bone to another bone
SLIPPING DISC -There is no such thing. A disc is a cushion between vertebral bodies. It is like a jelly doughnut. The rear part of the doughnut section (the annulus) has pain fibers in it. When the jelly portion (nucleus pulposa) is squeezed out, beyond the doughnut, this is a herniated disc, which shows up on MRI, CT or myelogram.
SPASM – The body's protective mechanism for overstretched muscles.