What Your Physiotherapist / Chiropractor / Massage Therapist Is Not Telling You About Your Chronic Body Pain?
Your pain solution providers, physiotherapist, chiropractor, bones adjuster and manual/massage therapist, is not telling you something crucial about your chronic body pain. This is keeping you from resolving it and being independent from them. The main gist is that body pain is a stress response created by the brain.
The truth is, the body can only experience pressures and sensations, while discomforts and pleasures are experienced by the mind upon the relevant stress and feel good responses being created by the brain. This means to say, if you have poor posture, which is what your physiotherapist, chiropractor, bones adjuster or massage therapist often say to you, in the absence of stress, you should not experience any pain in the body. Sure, poor posture puts more strain on your body, which increases the effort required to carry out the same physically demanding tasks like climbing the stairs, walking, or even merely staying upright when seated. However, pain is felt as a way of your brain trying to tell you that something is not right and you need to do something about it.
The next question that arises is, why does improving your posture through physiotherapy, chiropractic/bones adjustments and manual/massage therapy managed to help you relief body pain at least temporarily? This is simply because stress contributes to poor posture by causing muscles to not function properly. This correlation between stress and poor posture leads to the mind unconsciously associates posture with pain. This association is reinforced by your physiotherapist’s, chiropractor’s, bones adjuster’s and manual/massage therapist’s notion that your pain is caused by your poor posture. Thus, with an improvement in your posture, there is a placebo effect contributing to your pain relief. In the absence of this placebo effect, an improvement in posture should only reduce the amount of pressure you feel on various parts of your body as well as improve your ability to carry out physically demanding tasks like climbing the stairs, walking, or even merely staying upright when seated. With just an improvement in your posture without resolving the root causes of your stress, whatever pain relief experienced is just a placebo effect reinforced by your own stress-posture correlation as well as the physiotherapist’s, chiropractor’s, bones adjuster and manual/massage therapist’s misleading notion. The interesting thing is that your physiotherapist, chiropractor, bones adjuster and manual/massage therapist could very well be just as misled themselves.
However, this is not to say that physiotherapy, chiropractic/bones adjustments and manual/massage therapy has no place at all in overcoming chronic body pain. After all, bad posture reduces your ability to carry out physically demanding tasks like climbing the stairs, walking, or even merely staying upright when seated, making it physically more stressful in your daily life. An increase in physical stress can possibly increase your psychological stress, making it more likely for your brain to trigger the stress response that leads to body pain. Too much physical stress and extreme cases of bad posture increases your chances of getting injured, which, when sensed by the brain, would also trigger a stress response to cause body pain in an attempt to warn you before you get injured.
Furthermore, depending on the root cause of your stress that contributes to your recurring poor posture and pain in the first place, seeking treatment from your physiotherapist, chiropractor, bones adjuster and manual/massage therapist may help you to relieve pain, but in ways that you do not expect. For example, if your stress stems from both unfulfilled needs of receiving love/affection as well as a psychological association between physical touch and love/affection, having someone work on you results in your exposure to physical touch to fulfill your needs to receive love/affection. Such a case means that the pain relief you experience comes not from an improvement in your posture but rather getting touched by your physiotherapist, chiropractor, bones adjuster and manual/massage therapist. Another example, if your stress stems from the need to spend away your money arising from a psychological association between keeping money and danger, the pain relief you experience comes from you spending your money away on engaging the services of your physiotherapist, chiropractor, bones adjuster and manual/massage therapist.
In that case, you might be wondering, at what point should you or should you not seek out for a solution for your body pain from your physiotherapist, chiropractor, bones adjuster and manual/massage therapist. Generally, these professionals should be sought after to improve your posture regardless of whether you experience pain. Your good posture gained from seeking treatments from these professionals should not be maintained by relying on regular follow-up treatments from them. If you find yourself in such a situation, look into the deeper underlying contributing factors of your recurring bad posture. This article covers a lot of these possible factors.
In the unfortunate event of an acute injury or accident which is traumatic in nature, look for these professionals and beyond as appropriate. If the injury or accident involves shifting of the vertebrae or bones, get help from a chiropractor or bones adjuster. If musculoskeletal injuries are involved, get help from a manual/massage therapist or a physiotherapist. If movement dysfunctions arise due to the injury or accident, get help from a physiotherapist. You may find yourself need help from more than one of these professionals. A delay in seeking relevant treatment from the correct professional can lead to a build-up to more problems requiring you to get more help from more of these professionals and beyond. For example, a major fall may result in a shift in your vertebrae which requires only treatments from a chiropractor or a bones adjuster initially. However, a delay in treatment can result in new faulty movement pattern to be ingrained due to you moving around with the shifted vertebrae, requiring you to get treatments from a physiotherapist. Further delays can cause dysfunctions to your muscles from your repeated poor movement, which may lead to musculoskeletal injuries, requiring you to get treatments from a manual/massage therapist. However, it is important to bear in mind that you should not seek continued treatments from these professionals once you reached the point where you are just maintaining pain relief. At such a point, you should move on to seeking help from beyond a physiotherapist, chiropractor, bones adjuster or manual/massage therapist. To know what other help you should consider, check out this article.
To conclude, while physiotherapy, chiropractic/bones adjustments and manual/massage therapy do have their place in relieving body related pains by addressing bad posture, they should not be relied upon on a long-term regular basis. After all, the mechanism behind body pain is related to stress rather than poor posture. The correlation between posture and stress allows pain relief to be achieved through improvement in posture due to a placebo effect. Thus, stress relieve should play a major role in pain relief, not posture correction.
A good way to achieve stress relief is through listening to brainwave audio of relaxing frequencies generated by binaural beats. While there may be lots of such audio online, none have special audio matching visuals or specific subliminal messages for pain relief like the one provided below.