PAIN - a powerful four letter word...

By Chloe Sandberg – CC’s Staff

PAIN – a powerful four letter word…

In the world of PT, it is an age old question – what is pain? Without getting into a bunch of big fancy words and explanations, as simply as I can put it, pain is like the check engine light of your body. When something starts to hurt or becomes painful, there is a reason behind it. The light doesn’t just come on for the fun of it. My job as a PT is to evaluate a patient to determine the underlying cause or causes of that pain or hurt. This can be a multitude of reasons including poor strength, poor body awareness, overworked or under-worked tissues/muscles, faulty posture and body mechanics, other compensatory patterns people’s bodies fall into, plus many other possible reasons. Throughout your duration of PT care, it is important to remember that while pain is what our brain most often pays attention to, it is crucial you focus on how your overall function progresses. We will work together on improving those underlying causes of your check engine light until it turns off, and then send you on your way! If your check engine light has turned on, give us a call and let’s get it figured out!

 

Post Author: Chloe Sandberg

Chloe is a PT, DPT, wife, MN to ND transplant, exerciser obsessed with food, Star Wars and Game of Thrones fangirl.

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