Where Is My Pain Coming From?
Pain can be uncomfortable, frustrating, and debilitating. Pain can be sudden or gradual. It can stop you from doing your favorite activities, your job or affect your family life. Many people reach for over-the-counter drugs at the onset of pain as a simple, quick-fix solution. However, OTC drugs can mask the pain (which may be needed in some cases) and may not treat the root cause. Masking your symptoms can give you a false sense of well-being which can lead to exacerbation of your condition and potentially become chronic. It also can increase the likelihood of your pain returning in the future. Pain is a warning sign that something is not working properly or tissue is damaged, so it is not always such a bad thing.
Pain can originate from many structures in the body, such as muscles, nerves, joints, bones, tendons, ligaments, and organs. These can all be the source(s) of your discomfort. The trick is to differentiate between all of those possibilities. In order to treat the root cause, a diagnosis must be made to determine the pain generator. Chiropractors are highly trained at figuring out where a patient’s pain is coming from. Evaluating the patients history, physical exam, orthopedic tests, and if necessary X-rays or MRIs paints a picture of what may be causing the pain. Most conditions can be treated conservatively without prescription drugs or surgical intervention.
At Bedford Hills Family Chiropractic, we utilize joint manipulation, Active Release Technique®, Graston®, Kinesiotaping®, and MR4™ Super Pulsed Laser to treat neuromusculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Once the patient is back to health, postural corrections and Functional Movement Screens / Selective Functional Movement Assessments with corrective exercises are used to prevent the reoccurrence of symptoms. We enjoy helping get you back to the activities you love or just living pain-free!
Yours in Health,
Dr. Stuart Weitzman
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