How pain can strain your relationships
14 February 2022
Pain affects so many parts of your life. It works just as much on your mental health as it does your physical health. When you’re in pain, it’s all you can think about. You don’t have the mental capacity to think about socialising with family and friends, and it can stop you from doing what you need to do and what you want to do. Whether that’s working, going to the gym, driving, or even the simple things like tying your shoelaces.
This can be frustrating, upsetting, and scary. It can really affect your mood. This in turn can start to impact your personal relationships, whether that is your relationship with friends, family members, or your partner.
For the person living with pain, they are left managing the physical, emotional, and mental toll that the pain takes on them. For the person watching, they are left struggling to understand how to help and support them, but often feeling helpless.
When Sam was in pain, it affected her personal relationships.
“It was impacting my energy levels, social life, and everything in between. Being in constant pain just made me want to be on my own at home.”
But, when Sam found chiropractic, that’s when everything changed.
“Now, I am much happier at work, and I enjoy being around people now that I’m not in pain. Being present in my day, feeling well, and being confident in my body are huge steps in the right direction. I feel more positive, and I am able to get on with my day and do more of everything.”
Our main job as Chiropractors is to check for any misalignments in your spine. These misalignments can interfere with the signals sent through your nervous system, which can stop the body from healing itself. Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system), and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. We can help you with a range of different types of pain, including back pain, neck pain, and headaches/migraines.
Chiropractic adjustments reduce, and, over time, remove this build up in your nervous system. Interference from chemical, physical, and emotional stressors stops these signals from the brain to the body and the body to the brain being interpreted clearly. Adjustments help your body to heal better by reducing this interference in the nervous system. Signals are then interpreted correctly and your healing processes start to work. This is when your pain will go away. It’s not a quick fix, it requires patience.
If you’re local to the Bristol area and want to start your chiropractic journey, click here to book a consultation with one of our expert Chiropractors.