We’ve all had headaches, stomach cramps, maybe even aching muscles or joints… but have you given much thought as to what this pain is trying to tell you? And how often do you really listen? With the pace of modern life, it is incredibly easy to become disconnected from our body’s inner wisdom and intuition. Our bodies are talking to us all of the time and really, it’s just a matter of taking a few moments each day to tune in and listen. At Mauricio Chiropractic, we have nine chiropractic clinics located in Orlando, Kissimmee, and Melbourne that can offer consultations to relieve pain. But first, let us learn more about what pain actually is and what is trying to tell you.

Man holding his chest in pain

What Is The Purpose Of Pain?

Many people try to avoid pain at all costs. So, at the first sign of any type of pain, they take something to mask it. But their pain is merely a sign that something else is amiss. The purpose of pain is to get your attention.

If you ignore it or suppress it with a pill, it doesn’t go away. Traditional medicine is great at reducing or suppressing symptoms. Prescription and over-the-counter medications often produce quick relief.

Until they don’t. That’s when even larger dosages are required. Until they don’t work.

This philosophy towards pain and its relief has been a factor in the growing opioid crisis.

 

What is Pain Trying to Tell You?

You’re Stressed Out

It might not be a surprise to learn that stress can cause tight muscles and knots in your neck and upper back, which can definitely hurt. 

If you suspect that stress is literally hurting you, try to work some relaxation techniques (like meditation or deep breathing) into your routine. 

You Have a Muscle Imbalance Somewhere in Your Body

Everything is interconnected. If muscle groups are off, it can mess with your overall mechanics and cause the muscles of the back to do more work than they should to keep the spine upright or moving correctly.

You Have a Ruptured Disk

The disks between your vertebrae help cushion the spine and act as shock absorbers, but over time they can flatten or rupture due to natural aging, certain movements, or a family history of disk disease. This doesn’t always cause pain, but when it does, it can be hugely uncomfortable.

Something Much More Serious is Happening

Pancreatitis, ulcers, or even a kidney infection could cause pain that radiates into the back. Cancer can also cause back pain. You can also end up having an infection, osteomyelitis, which is an infection of the spine.

 

A Natural Approach to Pain

Chiropractic care takes a very different approach than traditional medicine. Pain, or other symptoms, is a language your body uses to alert you that a limit has been reached or a change needs to be made.

This usually involves the functioning of your nervous system. Because it controls and regulates every cell of your body. Every nerve message between your brain and body travels the spinal cord.

A series of precise spinal adjustments help restore proper spinal function. The result? Revived brain to body communications. Which means less pain.

Chiropractic Care for Pain Management in Orlando

If you’re experiencing pain, get a thorough spinal examination. At Mauricio Chiropractic we have been able to help many who were threatened with surgery. Chiropractic care is an all-natural solution that has helped millions. Book an appointment at one of our chiropractic clinics, located in Orlando, Kissimmee, and Melbourne, FL. We offer a variety of chiropractic services that will help you unlock you’re bodies true potential and allow you to live your life abundantly.