Some people are genetically predisposed to specific health problems. Others seem predisposed to health, no matter what they do to their bodies. Human genetics are fascinating, but they haven’t been unraveled enough just yet to answer all of the questions that people have about how human beings work, where they really come from, and why some people succumb to certain diseases while others appear to have almost complete immunity. It’s very important to keep issues of genetics in mind, but also to understand that they aren’t the only thing that makes a person healthy or not healthy. A combination of nature and nurture seems the most likely cause of health or illness in the majority of individuals today.
Another issue that genetics has not yet been able to solve is why some people are more sensitive to pain than others are. There are people who are upset and uncomfortable at the tiniest ache, and others who are seemingly oblivious to anything more than the most aggressive discomfort. Most people fall somewhere in the middle – and there have even been people born who are not capable of feeling pain at all. For specific types of spinal pain, PRP therapy can help but isn’t considered a cure.
Most other pains don’t have a ‘cure,’ either. There are medications that can lessen the pain response, but not actually fix the cause of the pain. It’s necessary to get to the root cause of the pain, so that the problem that’s creating it can be treated. In some people, there is a treatable cause and the pain will go away. In other people, there is no specific cause for the pain and it’s not something that can be done away with. Medications to control it could be required for a lifetime. Further advances in genetics may one day change that.