Why is pain a gift?
Pain is the bodies warning system that something is wrong. If we didn’t have pain, we would slowly destroy our bodies and not even know it.
Unfortunately, we are trained to cover up pain. Americans consume billions of dollars of pain medicine every year. Pain medicine allows us to function when we shouldn’t. It seems like the answer to shoulder, knee, back, elbow, neck, and foot pain is ibuprofen or some other type of pain medicine. This may help in the short term but it sets you up for disaster down the road. Many times pain medicine will allow you to irritated the bad tissue until it tears. This may be why we see such a large number of rotator cuff tears and disc herniations.
Rest, ice, or pain medicine is not the answer to reducing your pain. Muscle adhesion is the most common source of pain and stiffness and the most underdiagnosed. To determine the cause of your pain, click the button below to schedule an appointment.