Updated: Apr 28
Pain is always seen as a problem that has to be fixed as soon as possible. This may not be the proper way to deal with it. Pain is a sign of something not quite right in the body. It is a message that your body is trying to tell you.
In our daily lives, we may get injured due to trauma or repetitive stress onto the body. As we get injured, we may feel pain for a couple of days and it’s entirely possible that the pain will subside either partially or completely. However just because there is no more pain, doesn’t mean there isn’t anything wrong in the body. Pain may decrease as time goes by, but the effects of the injury remain in the body.
These effects include: misalignments of the spine, pelvis and other joints, and weakened, damaged disc fibres. As times goes by, the effects of the initial injury worsens. Wear and tear occurs easier due to uneven weight distribution, certain muscles may have to work harder to compensate for the possible misalignment and ligaments may be overstretched until weakened. Eventually, even a slight sneeze may be enough to seriously cause damage to the spine.
Have you ever wondered why you only felt intense pain all of a sudden on a random day even if nothing happened a day, weeks or months before? Your body could have been trying to compensate for the underlying issue for so long until it finally gave up and pain comes suddenly without warning. The warning signs were there in the beginning when the injury occurred.
As pain is considered a message your body is trying to convey, ignoring pain in the hopes of it going away eventually isn’t the best solution. Getting yourself checked by a chiropractor to resolve the issue to prevent the condition from worsening is a more viable solution. The absence of pain does not mean absence of a problem.