"Pain: An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage". (International Association for the study of pain)
There can be many contributing factors to pain. Obviously we know that cutting our finger hurts, but if its a small cut, we soon move on, the skin heals and we forget about it. Sometimes however the pain doesn't go away, some people may even experience pain in a previously injured area while just thinking of the movement that caused the pain!
If this happens to a larger body part we can have a problem. Around 80% of people will experience an episode of severe back pain during their life. For some this pain will continue and despite medical care they can end up debilitated with no where to turn. I.e there is nothing wrong with them, the pain is all in their heads.
In an effort to alleviate their pain, some will turn to long term pain medication use and the associated problems with that. Others will turn to alternative therapies, desperately hoping and believing that a friends anecdotal success will work for them.
We understand pain, short term and chronic, many of us have been there and in some cases still live with chronic pain. Before spending your hard earned money on unproven therapies, come and talk to us. See how evidence based therapy is not cold or boring, we use massage, enjoyable movement and knowledge to help you get back to doing what you want.