But pain is rarely the problem!
Naturally, if you’re experiencing pain, you want it to go away. And while you can expect our compassion, we’re interested in locating and correcting the underlying cause of your pain.
One purpose of pain is to warn us of a limitation. If you bend a finger backward, your body will alert you when you approach the limit to its range of motion. This warning protects us so we can avoid a more serious injury.
Life without pain may sound good, but it’s essential for our well-being. Pain is also a way the wisdom of your body communicates with its owner: you.
It can signal that something needs your attention. Headaches, muscle spasms, tingling, aches and pains alert you that something is amiss and needs correction. Your body is so smart! First, it will gently whisper to warn you. If it goes unheeded, it speaks with greater urgency. Finally, if ignored, it may escalate into full-fledged shouting!
When your body talks, it’s wise to pay attention and see us.