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Are You Just Masking Your Pain?

March 11, 2014
Your body is an amazing machine. It can not only let you know when something is wrong, it can also, in many cases, fix itself with little to no additional help. Pain is the primary method your body uses to let you know something is wrong. The vast majority of pain you feel is mechanical in nature which means there is a dysfunction in your joints, muscles and other soft tissue.

If you deal with this pain and find and correct the underlying problem, you may be able to get rid of the underlying problem once and Quick read more or view full article for all instead of just temporarily masking the pain and continue to suffer. When you feel pain what do you do first? Reach for a bottle of over the counter pain medication? Many people do, and while that's not a bad thing in and of itself, you must remember that pain medications only cover up or mask the feelings of pain. They do nothing to fix the underlying problem.

If you've got joint dysfunction and your body is trying to tell you something is wrong by sending you pain signals but if you're taking medications to block the pain, what do you think will happen? Yep, you will continue with your normal day to day activities and that joint dysfunction will grow worse and spread to other soft tissue causing even more damage. Common problem we see is when runners have foot pain, they just ignore the pain until it gets so bad they can't even walk!  Take the time to address the problem and get treated.

When you have dysfunction in a joint it can also affect the soft connective tissue. When a joint isn't working the way it should the muscles around it can also become stretched and damaged. When the brain realizes that a joint isn't working properly it will send signals to the surrounding soft tissue to allow them to compensate for the injured joint -- which puts more stress on other muscles and soft tissue.

As you can see, all of this can cascade out of control very quickly.

This is why it is so important to never just mask pain when you feel it. Always find the cause of the pain and try to fix it. It's like if you have a rock in your shoe, if you take the time to fix the problem you'll be able to keep running painfree.

Check out some running injuries we treat on our web page. Running Injuries.


Whenever you or someone in your family has any kind of pain, Call Lyn Lake Chiropractic. Together we will find the right solution for your unique issues and try to resolve the underlying dysfunction before it causes more pain and injury.

Lyn Lake Chiropractic will help you actually get better and not just mask the pain so you feel better!  We provide chiropractic care for Minneapolis MN, St. Louis Park MN, Edina MN, Richfeild MN and more. Read Less
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