We know from personal experience that it’s very easy to get caught up in a mindset which says that ‘pain is a bad thing’ that we needs to just get rid of at all costs. But the truth is that pain is a very important part of being a healthy person.
Pain relief is always our aim. We do however (as chiropractors) feel that pain relief alone is a bit like taking the battery out of the smoke alarm because it makes a nasty noise then going back to sleep without checking why it was going off in the first place. If there is pain in your body that’s your bodies way of trying to bring your attention to something it feels is important.
Mechanical pain whether it comes from a joint, bone, tendon, muscle or ligament ( we treat all of those btw ) is a sign that the tissue is being stressed of overloaded in some way.
If we consider something pretty simple like shoulder pain in the somewhat hunched over ’50 hours a week at the computer’ chiropractors patient it might be pretty obvious just looking at them that there is a bit of unnatural compression happening inside their spine and rib cage .. it’s this kind of pressure that over time causes a lot of our pains.
The ingredients that most often lead to a stubborn pain are:
- Habitual poor alignment ( like hunched posture or habitually standing funny )
- Weak stabilising muscles ( like no tone on your lower tummy and core which supports your spine )
- Unnaturally environmental stress ( like stomping around in concrete all day in high heels )
- Emotional stress leading to chronic muscles tension ( like clenching your jaw all day because your boss has a personality disorder )
If you would like some help figuring out why you have a certain pain that either won’t go away or keeps coming back feel feee to give us a call and make an appointment or time to chat on the phone.