Don’t Wait, Pain Gains

SHOULD I WAIT TO SEE IF MY PAIN GETS BETTER FIRST?  It is very common for someone who has injured themselves, be it their back, shoulder, neck, knee or spleen (ok…maybe not really the spleen), to wait and see if the pain goes away.  Sometimes is does, but sometimes this is the beginning of what will ultimately develop into chronic pain.  I can tell you that, from my chiropractic perspective, that the sooner someone comes in to see me after pain begins, the sooner they recover.  If someone comes in within a week or so, many times we can knock out the problems in just one visit (for established patients that understand the way we treat soft tissues).  This particular study finds that, at least for low back pain, not getting relief within the first 3 months and being afraid to move too much for fear of worsening the injury were risk factors for chronicity.  I can tell you that these are factors we address heavily with every patient.  Many patients are still told to restrict activities for a period of time until they get better. This is usually very bad advice. Read More…

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.







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