Is pain really a bad thing?

Canberra Chiropractic for headache

No one enjoys being in pain however pain serves a crucial purpose in our life.

Pain is your bodies way of telling you that something is wrong and needs your attention.

When something happens to your body such as an injury, a stressor, degeneration or spinal misalignment the body uses pain as a way to signal to your brain to take action.


You can think of PAIN as your body saying “Pay Attenion Inside Now”


Unfortunately pain is usually the last thing to show up and the first thing to leave after an injury.

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This means that just because you aren’t in pain doesn’t mean nothing is wrong.

It also means that post injury or painful event that just because the pain is no longer there doesn’t mean the root cause of your problem has gone away.

This is how pain relief medications work – it simply mask the symptom of pain rather than addressing the cause.

Chiropractors pride themselves on the opposite – we make it a point of addressing the cause.


So while pain is a good thing in our body, it doesn’t serve it’s purpose if we don’t address what causes it in the first place.

Chiropractic for pain


Let’s take a look at back pain or neck pain. You may know someone who has experienced back pain or neck pain and has visited a medical doctor.

They may have prescribed medication or have given an injection. This helps for a little while but after a few days the pain may return.

Why? Because the medication has worn off and instead of addressing the problem it only masked the symptom.

For back and neck pain Chiropractic has been shown to effectively treat the underlying cause in the majority of cases. Remedial massage is a great adjunct to chiropractic in the treatment of pain, click here to read more.

Research shows the people who received chiropractic care for back pain or neck pain had a 60% decreased in pain which was 10% more than those people who opted for an injection.

Chiropractic care may be what you are looking for to help with your neck pain or back pain.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us and chat to one of our Canberra Chiropractors.