We’ve all experienced it – that sudden, sharp pain in our lower back, knees, shoulders, or even our feet. It’s not something we want to live with, and our first instinct is to make it vanish, and rightly so. But what’s the next step after the pain subsides?
Do we pop a painkiller, or perhaps schedule an appointment for an epidural steroid injection? While these remedies might provide temporary relief, they often address the symptoms, not the underlying problem. That pain is a signal, a cry for help from our body, trying to tell us that something needs attention.
For those without a history of injury or accident, the culprit might be lurking in the form of imbalances, stiffness, or weaknesses in our muscles. These issues often go hand in hand, creating a perfect storm for discomfort. The pain we feel is the body’s way of saying, “Hey, something’s not right here!”