Why Choose The Chronic Pain Panel? If Patients Are Suffering From:
- Joint Pain
- Inflammatory bowels
- Stomach Pain
- Heightened Pain Response to Pressure
- Headaches / Migraines
- Feeling of Pins / Needles
- Back Spasms
- Unexplained Pain
The report, created by our medical experts, will take the patient’s DNA results and create nutritional and lifestyle recommendations along with recommended lab work a provider should consider for the patient. Health precautions are also included in the report and is based upon many factors and our experts’ clinical expertise. The built-in proprietary software takes out the guess work and allows the provider to recommend the proper nutrition and health advisements safely by your DNA results.
Sensory Medicine: Types of Pain & Pain Receptors
Not all chronic pain is the same. Some suffer from burning pain, shooting pain, hot and cold sensitivity, among others. Different pain syndromes involve different types of nerves. There are two types of pain: acute opiate responsive pain, and inflammatory pain. Acute opiate responsive pain is a result of trauma, common with post-surgical patients. Inflammatory pain is when inflammation is affecting some muscle fibers and not others. These muscle fibers serve sensory organs, meaning the pain is sensory—not motor. The 5 types of pain receptors are: acute pain, mechanoreceptors, stretch receptors, thermoreceptors, and proprioceptive receptors. Sensory pain is difficult to test, leaving many chronic pain patients without proof of that their pain is in fact physiological.
What Does The Chronic Pain Panel Cover?
- Inflammation Markers
- Chemical Detoxification Markers
- Glutathione Metabolism
- Neurotransmitters & How They Function
How Our Chronic Pain Panel Can Help
For our Chronic Pain Nutrigenomic Panel, 21 gene variants have been chosen by our experts to be analyzed for SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) in the areas of inflammation, detoxification, metabolism, and neurotransmitters. Through your DNA submission, our test is able to identify genetic inclinations towards uncontrolled inflammation, whether it be towards producing too much or lacking the ability to stop. Based off your results, a low inflammatory diet may be recommended to avoid contributing to the already problematic inflammation. Chemical toxification can occur through medications or even environmental toxins entering the body through food, water, and / or air. Many chronic pain sufferers turn to regular consumption of over the counter or prescribed medications to help relieve pain. Both environmental chemicals and chemicals in medications can harm the very cells intended to help the body repair itself, making detoxification and metabolism a crucial part of any chronic pain protocol. Lastly, the neurotransmitter and pain control section can speak to whether a patient is genetically inclined being more sensitive to pain because their nerves are under or over stimulated. Based off your results, a higher or lower dose of medications for pain control may be a lifestyle recommendation. The report algorithms, created by our medical experts, will take the patient’s DNA results and create nutritional and lifestyle recommendations along with recommended lab work a provider should consider for the patient. Health precautions are also included in the report and is based upon many factors and our experts’ clinical expertise. Our built-in proprietary software takes the guesswork out of the equation and allows a provider to recommend the proper nutrition and health advise following your DNA results.
Learn More by investing in the Training Course
Genetic testing for chronic pain can help doctors and their patients better understand where an issue may be occurring because of genetic variants. Learn more about the overall benefits of genomic testing, what is analyzed, and how to better interpret the results by signing up for our exclusive Foundations in NutriGenomics Online Training Course. Gain a deeper understanding of how GX Sciences supports your development of personalized treatment options. You also gain exclusive access to GX Sciences’ Corporate Educator for scheduling dedicated calls to answer any questions you may have.
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