Sandstone Health: Pain is Hard to Ignore
Pain is one of those things that you don’t really understand the full impact of until it happens to you.
Then it sneaks in and disrupts your whole world, affecting every aspect of your life. You can’t sleep. You snap at your kids. Your work suffers.
And day by day you get more and more discouraged. You can see how it is affecting you. You know your pain is keeping you from functioning as you should – as you want. But what do you do when the medication doesn’t work?
Do you have to just learn to live with pain in your life?
At Sandstone, we shout a resounding, “NO!” You don’t have to live with daily pain. You don’t have to live with the disruptions that it causes. There are solutions.
But first, let’s get a better idea of what pain is all about.
Unresolved Pain is a Thief
Pain of any type can cause disruptions in your life, but if unresolved, it is a thief that steals the most important things in your life: your time, energy, motivation, peace, happiness, and family. Eventually, you find yourself having difficulty at work. Your sleep is disrupted, and your sleep quality is poor. It can even distract you while driving.
That’s the thing about pain, once it is there, it is everywhere.
Even as you try to find a new normal you may find yourself battling depression, struggling with motivation, your frustration level is probably higher. Pain puts a lot of stress on the body, so these common stress responses are not unusual.
You’ll likely also find that those around you are affected as well. Your spouse may not be sleeping as well because you are tossing and turning. Your friends may stop including you in some activities because they know you can’t participate due to the discomfort. Your kids may make a wide berth around you because let’s face it, you don’t really have the patience that you did when you weren’t being pummeled by the pain on a daily basis.
It can be isolating. But the good news is you don’t have to be a prisoner.
Why do We have Pain Anyway?
Believe it or not, pain is actually beneficial. It is the body’s alert system that something is wrong. It also helps you protect parts of your body that are injured. If you sprain your ankle, it hurts, right? Your body is basically giving you signals that
a) something is wrong with your ankle, and
b) you need to protect it so you can heal.
So, pain is good in that it can let you know if something is off or if you have an injury that you aren’t aware of. However, sometimes chronic, or unsuccessfully treated pain, can create a hypersensitivity to the signals being transmitted to your brain, or even worse, keeps sending the pain signals even when there is nothing wrong.
Whether your pain comes from an injury, a condition like degenerative disk disease, or a misaligned spine, it is definitely real. It is also something that you should not ignore.
When Nothing Works
You weren’t meant to live with chronic pain but sometimes it takes a little digging to get to the root of the problem. Unfortunately, too many people just try to cover it up with medications that mask the pain without ever addressing the cause.
Sometimes it is just easier to take a medication to relieve the pain temporarily than it is to put in the time and energy to find out and correct what exactly is going on.
Pain is a complex science, and we are learning more about it every day.
Chiropractic is a Scientifically Backed Pain-Busting Tool
Chiropractic has been the focus of research for several years now and the results are very exciting. One study found that patients who chose chiropractic care for their initial line of defense against lower back pain experienced a whopping 90% decrease in the odds of both early opioid use and long-term opioid use (Kaiz et al. (2020), BMJ Open).
Yes, it is just that good.
In fact, the research is overwhelmingly in favor of chiropractic care for chronic pain. One of the reasons for its effectiveness is that it gets to the root of the problem. It doesn’t just mask the pain the way medication does. It addresses the cause so that the reason for the pain is gone, not just a little temporary relief from it.
Another study showed that when chiropractic care was combined with traditional medicine when treating low back pain, the results are a more significant reduction in disability and greater pain relief than just using traditional medical care (Goertz et al. (2018) JAMA Open Network).
Chiropractic is a drug-free, non-invasive, non-surgical solution for managing pain. No more drugs with unpleasant side effects. No more powering through the pain just to get through your day. No more watching the world pass you by as you sit in your pain prison.
Your pain didn’t get this bad overnight, but you don’t need to suffer needlessly another night.
And that’s good news.
Got Pain? Make an Appointment at Sandstone Today!
Sandstone Chiropractic provides immediate relief, quality correction, and healthy maintenance that addresses not only your pain but the cause of it as well. From the moment you walk through our doors, you will notice a difference.
We utilize the latest tools and techniques to give each of our patients a personalized approach to their health and wellness needs, including pain management. Your body is not like anyone else’s, and because of that, chiropractic care, or any treatment program, is not one size fits all.
Visit any of our 6 Chiropractic locations (Montgomery, Magnolia, Conroe, Gosling, Spring Harmony, and Cypress) for unrivaled customer service and impeccable patient care. Our hundreds of local 5-star reviews attest to this.
Spend less time focusing on the pain and more time focusing on what really matters. Don’t waste another minute living with a problem that you don’t have to. You can break from the pain prison. Experience the Sandstone Way and schedule an appointment today!
You can break from the pain prison. Experience the Sandstone Way and schedule an appointment today!