PAIN: the motivating factor to seek help

If you had to guess, what’s the one thing that almost all new patients have in common when they first arrive to clinic to be evaluated? Pain. Whether it is a new onset of symptoms that started after moving a big beautiful sofa or an unreliable low back that just started hurting with no recollection of injury, the primary motivating factor that brings most patients into the clinic is PAIN.

Pain can be debilitated, aggravating, inconvenient, and above all IMMOBILIZING. While it is understandable that pain can get you down, it is important to seek out help sooner than later! Presented below are effects that immobility has on different systems within the body. As you can see, there are many negative outcomes associated with the cessation of movement. Don’t let pain keep you down!