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Everything you need to know about pain and how we can help you

DMR Therapy® is a quick and effective way to eliminate those minor aches and pains before they become more serious. It can help avoid developing more debilitating problems that can occur when the natural “shock absorber” function of the soft tissues is limited by tension in the muscles and fascia.

Do you sometimes feel discomfort in your legs or glutes while driving? Maybe it’s when you’re in bed, or you can’t lie on your side because your shoulder or knee hurts or getting up from a low chair is a bit more difficult. Most people aren’t aware of developing chronic problems until they become painful. They might begin as a minor ocasional ache or pain that are considered of little importance. Most chronic pain and dysfunction are the culmination of a long process that can be stopped or reversed if attended to on time.

By the time a person becomes conscious of some slight discomfort, and often long before, there is stress in the body that requires attention. Joints don’t deteriorate, cartilage doesn’t just wear away, tendons don’t fray, and vertebrae don’t become compressed simply as result of aging, general wear and tear, or repetitive motion. It is the excessive tension in the muscle and fascia, so common in stressed individuals, that strains and restricts movement and causes these problems. These conditions are the result of this tension and normally not the cause of the pain. Fascia has more pain sensors than almost any other tissue in the body; intense pain felt in the shoulder or hips for example, usually originates in these tissues.

Unfortunately, tight tissue is not easily detected on scans or X rays, so the pain is attributed to the bones and joints which can more readily be seen. Joint deterioration, frayed tendons, etc. seem like irreversible problems, so drastic procedures and surgeries for pain and restriction are recommended. They are, however, usually unnecessary since these painful soft tissue problems of muscle and fascia can be corrected with a brief course of non-invasie DMR Therapy®.

Pain and dysfunction are signals that the body needs attention before serious problems develop. Disabilities and chronic pain develop so gradually that most people simply get used to them, or take an aspirin to put them out of mind—until they are no longer able to ignore them.

In order to maintain health and pain-free function, it is important to tune into these signals from the body. For example, at least 90% of those I see have moderate to severe tension in their hips, but few have any awareness of this. By “listening” to the small pain messages from the hip while in bed or when sitting, and acting to address that tension, not only can hip function be maintained, but one can avoid the chain of effects from that stress source on the legs, neck and shoulders as well.

Pain or “discomfort” is your body’s messenger. It pays to heed it rather than suppress it with a pain reliever, which allows it to develop into something far more serious. Addressing “minor” aches and pains is a wise application of the old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

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