IMPACT Understands Your Pain
Patients see doctors because they are in pain. Although it’s a simple concept, pain is a very complex topic.
Pain begins a cycle that can become debilitating if the cycle is allowed to progress.
The greatest evil is physical pain.
– Saint Augustine
The cycle goes like this
Injury causes the brain and body to compensate to avoid that pain. For example, if you injure your right shoulder, you would most likely be careful when using your right shoulder. You would probably use your left arm more frequently to allow your right arm to heal.
If the injury heals slowly, this compensation causes other muscles and tendons to be used more frequently and move in ways not normal or naturally intended.
Prolonged inactivity from the injured area causes the affected area to become even weaker, and the degree of compensation begins to hurt because of overuse and unusual movement.
Posture, body movement, and even breathing may become more and more compromised, causing pain in more areas of the body.
This is why pain in one part of the body often becomes pain in multiple parts of the body. When this happens, there has to be work done to re-educate the body. Neuromuscular re-education is the medical term for what is required to stop that cycle of pain. Our clinic staff is not only trained in neuromuscular re-education, but IMPACT is one of a handful of clinics in the entire country certified in the advanced science of “Postural Restoration”.
Postural Restoration techniques used alone or integrated along with other techniques are great in combating this pain cycle. Patients often experience the difference on their first therapy visit. Our skill in neuromuscular re-education is only one of the reasons why our clinic succeeds.
Are you caught in the pain cycle?
Don’t continue to suffer. Make an appointment today! Our doctor and therapists can help get you on the path to feeling better.