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Understanding your pain...

Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. People shrug pain off every day thinking it will work its way out, but that may not be the case.  You might need to seek professional help to correct the problem.

There are two types of pain:

1.  Acute Pain- This pain is new to the body and can be caused by a sprain, cut, broken bone etc. The pain can be mild to severe and will usually dissipate with healing.

2.  Chronic Pain- This pain is different and might be accompanied by insomnia, exhaustion, even weight change and can last up to six months or more.  Many look to pain killers to alienate the symptoms, this seems like the right thing to do, after all no one wants to live in the discomfort of pain.  Quite often painkillers will mask the cause of the problem by reducing the amount of pain.  Doesn’t it make more sense to find the cause of the pain and treat it directly?

Dr. Sheffield of Westlake Chiropractic can relieve you of your pain!