The Reason You are in Pain

The Reason You are in Pain -

Woman sitting at a desk with back pain
Stress may be the underlying reason for your pain

For most of us, there is no single “thing” that has started our pain. It is more of a compilation of symptoms, stressors, traumas and years of repetitive “things” that have added to the pain we feel today.

The question then becomes is did I truly heal from each of these “incidents?” If the answer is no, then we are living in a chronic state of pain.

The main reasons you are pain

The body is a phenomenally smart system that allows us to create compensation for decades in order to complete our daily tasks. This compensation creates years of wear and tear on joints, muscles, and ligaments. Learn how to break the cycle.

The 2 main reasons is that these compensations create unnecessary wear and tear on our bodies.

First – the asymmetry within our body can get heightened with our habits, stress, and injury. It means we become too tight on one side and too weak on the other.

Second – our body has a natural dance between a restful state and an active state. When our nervous system is unable to shift from one state to the other, our system gets disrupted. Most of the time we get “stuck” in the active state. We lose the ability to relax, sleep or unwind.

What to Do

Treating asymmetry is best done with a professional trained in spotting the subtle details. Centered Physical Therapy works tirelessly to identify your unique needs.

Awareness is half of the battle. Try looking for some signs of asymmetry:

  • Pain on the same side
  • Uneven wear pattern on your shoes
  • One shoulder tipped more than the other

Tip for addressing both the asymmetries and nervous system is to exhale. Ideally, lie down with knees bent. Breath IN through your nose and OUT through your mouth.

Try out a new approach that can help you address your stress and pain at the same time. Follow the link below.

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