To many people fall to these 4 common mistakes when getting out of pain. Ultimately leading to longer recovery times, frustrations, and unnecessary dollars spent at the doctors office.
When you get these 4 things right, often times you get back to the things you enjoy most in life much sooner!
#1) Don’t treat the symptoms….Treat the cause
This may sound counter intuitive, but stick with me here. Treating the symptoms may momentarily help your pain. But more than likely it does not solve the root problem which put you in this situation. Solving the root problem is the key to never having to deal with the issue again. While we do things at On Track Physio to help ease your pain. We also always talk about solving the root problem, and we are always testing movements out to make sure this is actually what we are accomplishing.
#2) Jumping the gun
Reach for some medication, go to your primary care physician who prescribed the medication. You go to a surgeon who recommends surgery. Is surgery and reliance on medication what you really want? Broaden your horizon to other options that are out there which can solve your problems. People spend more time searching for hotels on vacation then they do a healthcare provider. Do your due diligence, don’t assume, and trust the person giving you medical advice.
“Everybody deals with it”….. “Your getting older”…. “That’s just the way it is.”
Media, our family and friends, facebook, etc they all give us preconceived notions which aren’t always true. A lot of times healthcare providers and people in general will be searching for just one problem. When in reality, our bodies are much more complex than that. Focusing in on one things is doing your body an injustice. Focus on treating the human body as a whole and you will get a much better outcome.
#4) Focus on the wrong things
Focus on the cost??
How long will it take??
Will my insurance cover it??
But let me ask you this…..What is you pain costing you right now?
What are you currently missing out on right now because of your pain? What relationships is it affecting? What activity with friends and family can you not do because of the limitation? What is that costing your right now???
What is the cost of not taking action?
The cost of not taking action will be exponentially worse than the little things you are focused on right now.
Again, go back to #3. Do your due diligence and find someone you trust to give you the outcome you desire.
Then take action!
If you’d like to see how On Track Physio can help you, we make it as easy as possible to remove barriers. Our goal is for you to start taking action. We provide a FREE Discovery visit to give you clarity on what the problem is, so that you can take action (whether that’s with us or someone else). Our goal is simple, give you clarity on the steps necessary to improve and start taking action.