Pain is a signal from your body to your brain that something is wrong. Whether the pain signals are major or minor, they are crucial in protecting you.
Your body uses pain to get your brain’s attention that something is not right. As your body makes your brain aware of this painful stimulus, it encourages you to change your physical position, activity, or surroundings in order to keep you safe.
Pain or discomfort can also come from illness, injury, and even disease. As you interpret these pain signals and make the necessary changes, the signals from body to brain should stop, and in many cases that is exactly what happens.
In some cases, the body continues to send pain signals to the brain even after the aggravating stimulus has been removed. This condition is known as chronic pain. Chronic pain may be caused by current discomfort or disease, or from a prior injury.
By creating a treatment plan specific to you, we are able to interrupt the pain signal pathway and create positive signals that release healthy endorphins that stimulate your body to heal itself.