Most patients who have endometriosis struggle with the breathtaking pain that characterizes the disease. While pain is often associated with endometriosis, the exact reason why endometriosis is painful is not always talked about.
Endometriosis is considered a noxious stimuli, an event that is or can be damaging to the tissues in the body. Physiatrist, Dr. Allyson Shrikhande
, describes the tissue damage that occurs from endometriosis as a trauma to the body. It causes the nervous system to be in an excitable state and also starts an inflammatory cascade.
Anesthesiologist, Dr. Gerard DeGregoris, compares the direct invasion of very sensitive…Read more...