The Purpose of Pain
by Wendy on 19th December 2019
Most people —understandably—try to avoid pain. It’s unpleasant and often debilitating. So, at the first sign of it, some pop a pill to mask it. And pain relief is not only cheap, it’s easy to obtain, too. You can buy paracetamol, ibuprofen, and even co-codamol (paracetamol plus codeine) over the counter. But pain has a purpose; it acts as an indicator, to get your attention. It wants you to know that something in the body isn’t right; the pain itself is not the problem.
If you ignore the pain, or ease it with medication, it doesn’t go away. The problem itself —the root cause— persists. We wouldn’t cover the warning lights on our car’s dashboard; we would get to the garage to resolve the issue.
When it comes to pain relief, traditional medicine is very effective, and can provide quick relief. But often, the body will become accustomed to the medication, and start to require higher doses. Eventually, even the higher dose becomes ineffective —what then?
A Natural Approach to Pain
Pain (or other symptoms) is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong or requires intervention. Your nervous system controls and regulates every single cell of your body, and nerve messages are carried, via the spinal cord, between your brain and your body. If a vertebra is out of place, it can put pressure on the spinal cord or the nerve roots, which can present a whole host of health issues, including pain and loss of function.
Chiropractic care takes a natural approach. After an initial assessment we produce a tailored care plan for you, which details the exact treatment you will need. We will tell you how often you’ll need to come in and see us, and for how long. When you start your treatment, we will undertake a series of precise spinal adjustments to help restore your spinal function, revive the brain-to-body communications, and help with the pain.
Chiropractors have helped countless people who were threatened with surgery, or who have been prescribed medication for the symptoms and told to “learn to live with it.” It’s an all-natural solution that has helped millions.
Why not pop in to see us, or give us a call? We’re on 0161 between the hours of 8am and 7pm, Monday to Friday, and our friendly team will be happy to give you more information.