Why won't my pain go away?
Updated: Mar 2
As chiropractors in Vancouver, we work with people on a daily basis who have tried almost everything and still suffer with aches, pain, and discomfort. Because of the common occurrence we have decided to share a few reasons why we believe most people aren’t getting the relief they have been seeking.
1) Chasing the Pain
The first mistake many of us make, both as patients AND practitioners, is chasing the pain! The problem/area of concern is not always where the pain is. When a person with low back pain comes in, they frequently point to where they feel the discomfort and assume that’s where the issue is. In reality, the actual root problem could be stemming from a completely different area in the body. And the painful location is typically the area of compensation. We are a “biotensegrity unit,” meaning everything affects everything! Bone, muscle, and fascia (connective tissue) are all always involved together. As chiropractors, we understand that the body works as a whole, and not in individual pieces/parts. A problem in one area of our body over time starts to affect the surrounding areas.
Another common reason pain does not go away is that we do not give our bodies adequate time to heal. Typically injuries or problems in our bodies occur due to the accumulation of many little things over a period of YEARS. Expecting a problem to disappear after a quick procedure of any kind is not the most reasonable option. Many times an area of pain or discomfort which has been present for years can take months and sometimes even years to heal completely. To get rid of pain that is not going away, I always recommend finding a practitioner such as a chiropractor who sees the body as a whole.
As mentioned previously, pain can be the result of a problem coming from another part of the body other than where we feel it. This is why after trying all the home tricks like stretches, exercises, and foam rolling it is vital to see a professional.
You wouldn’t want an amateur telling you how to change a head gasket on your car; you don’t want an amateur telling you how to solve the source of your pain in your body. This is important because the sooner we detect an issue, the better the outcome typically is.
Some of the most common complaints that we see are :
- Low back pain
- Midback pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder pain
- Shoulder tightness
- Neck Stiffness
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