Can I Fix My Chronic Pain In Time For Summer?
As we get into the summer, millions of people are preparing for their summer vacations.
A trip with your loved ones is something to look forward to and cherish.
However, if you’re suffering from chronic pain this is not always the case.
A vacation can quickly become an experience filled with dread and disappointment!
At Power Physical Therapy we appreciate how important summertime is for you and your families. We have created this blog to give you a greater understanding of your chronic pain in time for summer.
Why Chronic Pain Lasts For So Long
Chronic pain is defined as a feeling of discomfort that lasts beyond the expected healing period of an injury or illness.
It can be so intense and persist for such a long time because people often do the wrong things while trying to manage their pain.
Unfortunately, many people with chronic pain find themselves relying on painkillers to cope.
While these drugs can be helpful in the short term, they are often doing you harm in the long run. Painkillers only mask your symptoms and don’t target the root cause of your pain.
Over time, this can lead to increased tolerance to medications, as well as an increased risk of addiction and other side effects.
Chiropractic, while it is believed to be a safe and effective treatment for people with short-term pain, can also present challenges when it comes to treating chronic pain.
Chiropractic therapy can be seen as just another method to do the same thing you have already been doing.
The problem arises when an individual keeps doing the same things over and over without making any progress towards eliminating their chronic pain.
Stretching is often seen as a good way to treat chronic pain, but it can actually make things worse if done incorrectly.
It’s important to avoid doing the wrong things, such as overstretching or using incorrect form.
Have you been recommended a certain stretch, doctor, or medication only to have your time and money wasted on treatments that do not affect the pain?
It’s time to start thinking about your chronic pain in the long term, the same old quick fixes won’t solve the problem for good!
A Vacation To Remember (For All The Wrong Reasons)
When planning for a trip, there is a certain amount of stress that comes with that. Whether, that’s making it to the airport on time or navigating a foreign environment.
However, this stress should never overtake the enjoyment felt from taking a summer vacation.
In our clinic, we have found this is not always the case for chronic pain suffers!
Countless sleepless nights are spent worrying about making the trip to your destination. When your holiday should start from the moment you wake up on travel day.
Too often those suffering with chronic pain have the mindset of “I’ll relax when I’m there”.
While this may be true, your pain does not magically disappear just because your on vacation. In fact the added strain put on your body from walks or activities in the sun can cause your pain to become more severe.
Before you know it, you’ll be right back where you started, up all night the day before your return journey. Thinking “This was supposed to be relaxing, and I’m actually in more pain than before I left”.
Unfortunately, for those with chronic pain this is not a one time occurrence, this will be a vicious cycle filled with pain and regret.
Year after year, trip after trip.
But what if it didn’t have to be this way, what if you could fix your chronic pain at the root cause, solving it for good?
Sound too good to be true? Well it isn’t.
At Power Physical Therapy we have helped thousands of patients look forward to their trips and enjoy a vacation free from pain.
The best way to get started on fixing your chronic pain in time for summer is with our Free Summer-Ready Assessment.
This appointment will give you the opportunity to speak with one of our expert physical therapists in Costa Mesa, CA. You can share your experience and get 1-1 advice to significantly reduce chronic pain, if not eliminating it completely.
This isn’t just about you, your family deserve to see you at your best, especially during quality time like a summer trip.
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That’s completely understandable, after what we have discussed above.
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