Pain is a message.... LISTEN TO IT!!!
Pain is a Message.....LISTEN TO IT!!!
I’ve lost count of the number of times a new client has come to see me experiencing some form of chronic muscular pain.
After probing deeper into the history of their pain, it almost always can be traced back to a time when they noticed a slight twinge or spasm somewhere in their body but ignored it.
You see, that chronic pain that you may be experiencing doesn’t just suddenly appear over night. If it did you would probably be more inclined to do something about it. It can be tightening and compensating for years and it’s usually not until we experience some form of pain that we are even aware that there is a problem.
We’ve all been guilty of it at some stage. You may feel a slight twinge or spasm or tightening of a muscle and think nothing of it. ‘It’ll go away’ you think, and usually it does, for a time. The pain has gone so the problem has gone, right? Wrong
You see, just because the pain has gone doesn’t necessarily mean the problem has gone. In the early stages pain will tend to come and go usually due to time and compensations in other muscle groups. After a while though, those compensations are used up leaving an area with poor circulation and restricted range of movement that eventually becomes weak. This tension and weakness spreads at a rate depending on your lifestyle, stress factors, causing other areas to compensate and be overloaded resulting in more frequent bouts of pain or even injury.
Your body is sending you a message
So, what can be done to avoid chronic pain? Yep, you guessed it. Get onto that niggling hip, back, neck or shoulder pain as soon as you feel it. Don’t have the time for ‘indulgence’? Trust me, it’s not indulgence and when you’re unable to work due to chronic pain or surgery, you’ll have all the time in the world to wish you had made the time earlier on.