Austin or Circle C Chiropractor Explains If Pain
Is A Good or Bad Thing
A common question we ask practice members is, “if I could give you something that was natural, had no side effects, was inexpensive, you only had to take it once and you would never feel pain again, would you want it?” Almost always, the answer is a resounding, “YES.”
But, the people who answer, “Yes” do not understand the purpose that pain serves in the human body. According to most physiology textbooks, the purpose of pain is to serve as a protective mechanism for the body-it occurs whenever there are tissues that are being damaged.
Pain fibers only make up 10% of the entire nervous system in your body, which means that you can have a problem and not even know it if the pain fibers are not being irritated. Have you ever been to the dentist and had a cavity in your tooth but no PAIN in your mouth? Most of us have, and the reason that happens is the cavity has not worn enough tooth away to tough the pain fiber or that pain fibers are not being irritated. When you do have pain in a tooth or your mouth usually that is a sign of something bigger.
So, if you broke your leg in Austin or Circle C but couldn’t feel the pain and continued to try to walk or run on that leg, would that be a good thing or a bad thing? If you put your hand on a hot stove but, because you couldn’t feel the pain, didn’t immediately remove it, would that be a good thing or a bad thing? So, is the presence of pain the problem or is the presence of pain a signal that there is a problem?
Chiropractic Care Can Help Your Symptoms in Austin or Circle C
Obviously, pain is a signal that there is a problem somewhere in the body. So, why would people spend in the billions of dollars every year to try and keep pain at bay? Especially, when killing the pain may be making you more comfortable while a severe health problem develops. Because we have been conditioned by our doctors, the media and the drug companies to seek relief rather than seek the underlying cause of health problems.
Is our team at Optimal Wellness & Chiropractic suggesting that you should suffer when in pain? Of course not. We’re suggesting that if you HAVE TO take something for pain, make sure you use that drug to buy you the time needed to find the cause of the problem and get it handled. Unfortunately, most people become chronic abusers of pain medication and act as if the pain is the problem rather than simply a symptom that something is wrong.
Our staff at Optimal Wellness & Chiropractic in Austin or Circle C looks for the cause of your pain and ways to treat the pain naturally and safely instead of masking your pain which could cause long term problems. If you, a family member or friend are suffering from unwanted please call our office at 512.358.0325
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