Why Am I in Pain?
Explained by Olena Fosforova
Besides immediately running for the pain relievers or cold compresses, one of the first things that occurs to most people who begin experiencing pain is wondering: How did I get here? What can I do to ensure that this bothersome pain is alleviated and never returns? But to even begin answering that question, you first need to walk things back to find the origin of your pain. Otherwise, you are only treating symptoms and not getting to the root of the problem.
Let me start by why you should trust me to get to the origins of your pain so that you can finally obtain relief. My background is as a bodyworker for over a decade. My specialty is pain relief, so I know exactly what you are going through. I am both a founder and force of Olea Massage and Bodywork in Charlotte, NC.
Not to sound morbid, but I am a corrective exercise specialist who has also performed a human cadaver dissection. In other words, I have seen all of the structures underneath the skin and know exactly what a knot looks like, so my learning is not merely from books. This is my specialty and passion.
Now that I’ve told you a little bit about myself, let’s look more closely at the pain that you are experiencing. Let’s begin by defining pain. What is pain? Pain is a symptom and sign of an unpleasant physical sensation, or set of sensations, that leads to significant physical discomfort and emotional upset. Even what many people call muscle tension can be defined as a mild form of pain.
My professional experience has taught me that all pain is a result of some type of imbalance. Your body is sending you a message that something is out of balance and needs addressing. It is also important to realize that just because your pain is experienced as a physical sensation does not mean that it source cannot lie in the energetic or emotional realm. Everything is connected.
Pain can originate from a variety of sources, including poor nutrition and lifestyle choices. For example, you may not even realize how the repetitive use of your phone can cause repetitive motion strains they can even spread to different parts of your body, such as your neck and shoulders. Minor childhood injuries can leave scar tissue behind that restricts movement, leading to future pain.
How can bodywork help relieve my pain?
Without getting a proper assessment, you may be only temporarily alleviating your pain, which will return with a vengeance because you are not addressing the root of the problem. So an assessment followed by massage or bodywork is likely the answer to your physical pain.
4 Steps to Lasting Pain Relief:
1. You must change your beliefs.
Nothing will change until your mind changes. You must understand that it is not necessary to live with pain. Pain is not inherited from your parents. It is not normal; it is a sign that something is out of
balance, whether it be energetic, emotional or physical.
2. Get a holistic assessment.
You need a holistic assessment of your situation so that a treatment plan can be developed for your individual condition.
3. Develop a plan.
We help create an individualized treatment plan to treat your unique condition so that you can obtain much needed pain relief. We are working with you and listening to your concerns, even as you listen to what your own body is telling you about the source of your pain.
The final step is maintaining the momentum that you will acquire when you start your treatment plan. It does you no good, for example, to diet and lose weight, only to return to the previous diet that you were on when you were in pain. Stick with the program if you want to see results!
Are you ready to kiss your pain goodbye? It all begins with an assessment. We can treat you with massage and reveal the movements that will improve your condition and alleviate your pain. We can show you all of the practices and tools that you’ve been using that are ineffective and only waste your time and money.
An initial assessment is complimentary to our VIP members. Go on, get answers to your question” why am I in pain?”