Chronic Pain: What Is Your Body Trying to Tell You?

How do you define stress? Anything that makes your hair go grey? Stress is actually an energy or concentrated force. Too much, too often will work against the naturally balanced state of your body. When this happens, a variety of stressors can cause chronic fatigue and muscle pain.
As your body braces itself against what it perceives as dangerous and detrimental, it can become stuck in sustained and protective postures. (Picture someone whose head is down, shoulders slumped and muscles tight.) Subsequently, a person’s ability to move freely becomes severely restricted.
A doctor skilled in recognizing which postures represent stress and the specific steps the body takes to protect itself can help ease chronic pain.

Reading your body language

The body can indeed be read, deciphered, and unlocked. Once a doctor knows what to look for, the body itself will provide accurate indications for the cause of its imbalance.
When treating patients at this level, I find that we make greater progress by not only reducing pain but also by working to reverse imbalances. This allows us to move closer to treating at the level of what caused the imbalance in the first place.
Structural as well as metabolic imbalances can cause body aches and pains. Once you provide your body with the structural and nutritional means to regain balance, it can reverse course, going back toward its natural state of self-regulation. That, in my opinion, is the definition of true healing.

Returning to a state of self-regulation

Healing is not an event that miraculously appears; it is a process of rebalancing areas previously destabilized due to necessities of survival.
As you gain strength and resiliency, pain is often reduced or even eliminated. Once your body becomes more resilient through various interventions, stressors that previously burdened it with anxiety, prompting defensive postures, will be more readily tolerated, and overall balance is achieved and maintained.

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