“It’s been there as long as I can remember.” I hear this phrase all too often. The patients who say it are tired. They are frustrated. Too often, they have given up. They are in chronic pain.
Chronic pain comes in countless shapes and forms. It can be from arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, radiculopathy (numbness and tingling), low back pain, neck pain… the list could go on and on and on.
Too many of the people suffering from these and other conditions feel doomed. Like there is no solution. That they are inevitably going to suffer for the rest of their lives.
The truth is, they are wrong. Sure, there are the figurative “1-percent” who have had something so horrific happen, that managing their pain is the only option they have. But for most people, life can be better… much better.
Given the range of conditions that can contribute to chronic pain, it is unrealistic to expect everyone to be able to fully recover but the vast, VAST majority of people can have a better life! I don’t recall where I heard this quote but;
“Pain is inevitable, suffering is unacceptable” -unknown
Things hurt sometimes. It sucks but we don’t need to suffer. Remember the last time you stubbed your toe? It was HORRIBLE wasn’t it? But over seconds, minutes, hours, or even if you broke the toe, days it got better.
Despite how bad the pain was you knew it would be ok. You knew it would heal. That is normal healing. That is how it is supposed to work. But chronic pain… pain that is on going… pain that is not getting better. That is not normal healing.
But why? Why would your body not heal properly? Why would this amazing body that does so much for us every single day just simply not heal?!?!
Unfortunately, the list is endless… but there is one commonality I find in the majority of chronic pain cases. Interference.
Something is interfering with the normal processes of the body. Sounds too simple doesn’t it? But what causes this interference? Chronic stress, side effects from medication, and damage to the body all can interfere with how the body is designed to work.
But, there is only one system the binds all of these variables together. The nervous system.
The nervous system controls how your body responds to stress, how damage to the body is managed, and all of your healing abilities. It controls everything. When your nervous system is communicating as efficiently as possible, your body can work as efficiently as possible.
The problem is, the nervous system of most people with chronic pain is not working efficiently. This inefficiently is usually caused by something called a “vertebral subluxation”. A vertebral subluxation, commonly known as a misalignment of the spine, is usually known as the culprit causing local pain by irritating a muscle, joint, or nerve near the area of misalignment.
What most people don’t realize is that it can interfere with everything the nervous system does! It is safe to assume that when someone is in chronic pain, nerve interference, caused by misalignments, is contributing to or causing the problem.
I know what you are thinking…
“That’s great, but what does that mean to me (or my loved ones)?”
It means that there is hope! And this hope comes without toxic medication or dangerous surgery. It means that you can heal from chronic pain!
What you need to do? Find a Chiropractor who specializes in ensuring your spine free of misalignments. We call this a “Corrective Chiropractor”. If you are local to me, please reach out! We run extremely specific neurologic and structural based tests that can help us determine the amount of interference your nervous system is under and if I can help you.
If you do not live local to me, please reach out too! I will happily help you connect with a Corrective Chiropractor in your area.
Chronic pain is just not fair, and you and your loved ones deserve better… much, much better!