10 Dangerous Thoughts About Your Health!!!!

  1. Maybe it will go away.
  2. It comes and goes.
  3. It only hurts when I……
  4. It’s not that bad!
  5. I know what my problem is, it’s….
  6. I was told that I’ve got to live with it, so I do.
  7. My doctor couldn’t find anything wrong.
  8. I’ve been this way for years, why change now?
  9. I don’t want to know.
  10. It is because of my age!

Chances are you have used a few of these statements yourself. After all, you work (and play) hard and aches and pains go along with the territory. There are a few reasons why delaying care is a bad idea. The first is simple, the sooner you begin treatment, the sooner you will feel better. Why wait until the pain is unbearable and effecting your job and leisure activities? The most important reason for seeking treatment is the sooner you treat an injury, the less time (and money) it will take to heal.

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and needs to be fixed. Pain functions just like your check engine light, you can ignore it or mask it (as pain medications do) but that doesn’t change the fact that it needs to be checked. As a chiropractor, I look for the primary source of the symptoms and remove the cause. Minor problems become bigger, more complex problems if left untreated. Over time your body will compensate and while you may experience relief, there are now secondary changes developing along with the original problem. You are now working with an unhealthy body and one that cannot handle the work load of your once healthy body. This weakened state automatically makes you more prone to injury but also complicates the healing process. The longer you have the condition, the more visits it takes to correct it. This means more time and more money in the long run.

Everyday, you place many demands on your body and although injuries are common you don’t have to suffer needlessly. It is much easier to recover if you are healthy. Rapid response to treat an injury is as important as prevention. As a chiropractor, I serve to get you out of pain as soon as possible, make all necessary corrections and then educate you on how to prevent a recurrence.

Don’t let pain keep you from doing the things you love. Listen to your body and its warning signals. Remember, if you are injured, you can’t work. If you find yourself making excuses do yourself and your family a favor and call your doctor today for an appointment. If you ever have any questions about how (or if) chiropractic can help you, call me at (314) 842-3700.