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Pain Causes You to Pay Attention

Your body's way of forcing you to pay attention and make changes.

Pain causes you to pay attention to something that has ceased working correctly. It's a warning that a limit of some type has been reached in terms of function and that the body is not equipped to handle the activity and is unable to adapt further. It's a not-too-subtle way your body alerts you that a change in your action is required.

In many ways, pain is a good thing. It's only when we misinterpret the pain or make it go away without tending to its underlying cause that we get into trouble. That's what happens when we start popping pain medication to "make it go away."

Many people begin care in our practice because of a painful symptom. Naturally, we show our compassion, but our primary interest is in the underlying cause of the pain. Numbing the body with drugs to hide the pain may be convenient, but in the long run, expensive. And drugs simply mask the pain; they cannot "make it go away." 

We can. Because we take a more natural approach.

It begins with a thorough examination. Plus, we'll ask about the various physical, emotional and chemical stresses you may be experiencing.

If you know someone who regularly takes pain medication to suppress their ability to sense pain, urge them to consult our practice. We promise to help identify the underlying cause of their problem and offer safe and natural solutions to their body's cry for help.

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