DOES PAIN AFFECT PERFORMANCE
By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro
Do you ever feel restricted, have limited flexibility, difficulty keeping good posture? You may have a muscle weakness with positions of instability causing the body to lock down by tightening muscles opposing the weakness.
Approximately 30 million people take anti-inflammatory medications to hide the pain without addressing the cause of the problem. Medication, both over the counter and by prescription are a way to decrease pain but pain indicates something is wrong.
Unless you address the cause of the pain, joints degenerate as time passes. Eventually surgery may be your only option. However, many patients are still stuck with reduced activity and continued pain even after surgery. In a high percentage of cases, a second or third surgery is tried until the patient is told there is nothing else that can be done.
Pain is the language the body speaks to tell us something is wrong. It is designed to protect the body from additional damage. If the symptom is hidden you might temporarily improve performance but if you don’t fix the cause the body will do what it can to stop the harmful act.
We have treatments and procedures to help with the pain but we focus on finding and fixing the cause of the problem. Let us see if we can help you as we have helped thousands of others.
We can be reached at carrollwoodchiropractic.com or at 813-962-3608