Many people ignore the pain and suffer its consequences hoping that it’ll eventually go away on its own without giving it much importance. But they’re not fully aware of the negative impact it has on their everyday life.
Side effects of ignoring pain:
- Chronic pain
Inappropriately managed pain can eventually progress into a state of chronic pain if left untreated.
The pain may feel sharp or dull, causing a burning or aching sensation in the affected areas. It may be steady or intermittent, coming and going without any apparent reason.
- Lack of productivity
Pain will slow you down both physically and mentally, restricting your ability to focus on tasks or being creative, especially if you work in a mentally taxing environment.
- Stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety can take place due to the inability to feel relief. This may also create its own kinds of pain, such as chest pains from panic attacks, headaches from stress, and even muscle pain from constant tension.
Pain makes the nervous system hyperactive, hence making it harder for you to fall asleep.
If you finally do fall asleep, you’ll quickly wake up during the night. A lack of sleep will affect your energy levels and mood, increasing the chances of suffering from stress, anxiety and lack of productivity.
Untreated pain will deeply impact the quality of your life and can have physical, psychological, social, and economic consequences.
Chiropractors work toward finding the root of the pain and determining a treatment plan that best suits your needs.