I do. Lately, I have been experiencing more pain than usual. As a chiropractor, I am surrounded by pain. Most of the patients I see are in some sort of discomfort which is what prompted them to come to my office. Pain is not fun, but it essential for getting our attention. Pain is an indicator or a message to our brain that our body needs help. We can ignore it, but in order for it to go away, we have to get to the root of the problem.
Pain can derive from physical, emotional, or a chemical root cause. Most often the ones that we can’t continue to ignore are the physical pains. Physical pain can present from a trauma or just general wear and tear. Sometimes we can’t even remember what happened to cause the pain. Many times after I consult with a patient, it’s not until I show them their x-rays that they recall some major accident they had been in. They will say, “Oh yeah, I rolled my car three times and ended up in a ditch along the side of the road.” It’s funny how they can block out something so significant that it caused physical trauma. Which segues nicely into emotional pain.
Our bodies actually store emotional pain. And, if not dealt with, this stored emotional pain can lead to physical pain. For example, maybe you are moving or having to go through something you really do not want to. Those emotions will trigger your lower back and create quite an intense amount of pain. Many times when a patient has their back go out completely, there is usually a big life event going on. Each organ also has an emotional connection. For example, if you are angry, the emotion, or energy, can get stuck in the liver. If you are nervous, that nervous energy usually hangs out in the stomach. There is a whole chiropractic technique called N.E.T. (Neuro-Emotional Technique) that helps take old emotions and allow them to pass through the body. We are usually too busy to process emotions, or are too closed off to actually adequately feel what we are feeling. And, as in the case with the car wreck, we may even block out events and there emotions in order to protect ourselves. All of these unresolved emotions will create chemicals in the body which turn into a source of physical pain.
Too many times, we are busy avoiding emotional pain in our life, that could actually be causing us pain or even illness. I love what Michael A. Singer says in his book, The Untethered Soul. “In truth, pain is the price of freedom. And the moment you are willing to pay that price, you will no longer be afraid. The moment you are not afraid of the pain, you’ll be able to face all of life’s situations without fear.”
What I have learned about emotional pain is to keep your heart open and let the emotions pass through you. It will only last a minute, then the pain is gone for life. It’s important to make more room in your body for you and God to hang out. There is no room for old pain, like unforgiveness, rage, anger, frustration, bitterness, just to name a few.
Finally, chemical pain is something that stems from the chemistry of your body. Could you be putting something in your body that is creating an allergic reaction or inflammatory response. Diet soda is the biggest cause of inflammation in the body, along with it being a neurotoxin. Try removing it for a week to 21 days and see how you feel. I know my mommy friends love their diet drinks, but those that have said NO have felt so much better.
Other allergy foods could be dairy, wheat, or gluten. Try removing them for 21 days and see how your body responds and if your pain level changes. This chemical cause has symptoms like gas, bloating, aching joints, and pain throughout the body, like fibromyalgia.
So, what do you do? Get to the root of the problem.
- Get your spine checked if you have physical pain
- Get your emotions cleared and make sure nothing old is hanging out
- Get your diet in check so you are not creating inflammation in the body
I hope this helps you crack the code on the cause of your pain. Pain is not fun, but it could be the one thing that helps you heal from the inside out!
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