The Science– Substance P (SP) is a neurotransmitter that quickly travels from the site of an injury to your brain that creates the uncomfortable sensation pain. From a small pin prick to a severely broken bone, varying degrees of pain are a natural part of our everyday lives.
The Problem– Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications merely block the pain receptors rather than the reduction of Substance P, resulting in increasing levels of Substance P. This causes one to feel increased levels of pain when the medication wears off, causing the individual to increase their level of medication consumption.
To make matters even worse the human body cannot reduce the Substance P on its own. This means the longer you experience pain, the more likely you are to consume more pain relievers, and more Substance P builds up within your body.
The pain won’t go away until your problem area starts to heal.