We live in a generation where going to the doctor, or to see a clinician, is often avoided. Why is this? Some people are conditioned to think that it will cost them an arm and a leg to see their medical profession, while others simply find medical treatment facilities to be uncomfortable. Regardless of why you are avoiding going to see your local medical professional, it is not doing you any good to bite the bullet and accept the pain that you are experiencing. But how can you know if your pain is such an issue that you should go see your local medical professional?
It is estimated that more than 540 million people worldwide suffer from back pain of some sort, so for the sake of today’s blog post, we will use back pain as an example. Below, we have listed five signs that you should schedule an appointment to see a clinician for pain management.
Your Pain Won’t Go Away & Can Often Move
People that experience chronic pain, or long-term pain as a result of an injury are familiar with the experience of pain not going away, but it does not have to be that way. Most pains are known to go away after some amount of time, regardless of how long it was present, but they go away. If you are experiencing pain that never goes away, this is not normal and should be addressed by a medical professional immediately.
In addition to pain not going away, it can manifest itself in ways that make it feel like the pain is moving — emanating from a central source. For people experiencing back pain, it is not uncommon for pain to shoot down their arms and legs. If you experience the movement of pain through your body, this is another sign that you should schedule an appointment with a medical professional.
Weakness, Numbness, & Tingling In Extremities
Pain is not the only sign that you need to see a medical professional. In fact, sometimes the absence of pain can be just as serious of a sign. Sometimes pain can manifest itself as a different feeling in a different part of the body — back pain especially.
But why back pain? Back pain is an especially variable type of pain in the sense that it can cause a variety of sensations due to its effect on the central nervous system (CNS). If you begin to lose sensation or feel a tingling in your extremities, it could be a sign that your back pain and the contraction of your muscles are beginning to affect other parts of your body.
You might be thinking “Pain is pain, right? It shouldn’t matter what time of the day that you feel it — it is the same.” While it makes sense to think such a thing, back pain during the night time can be an indication that there is a much more serious problem with your spine.
Nighttime back pain can be a sign of a spinal misalignment, fracture, disease, or mechanical problem and should be brought to a medical professional’s attention right away. Why? Not only is it an indication of a bigger issue, but it is also affecting how you sleep — meaning that it can lead to other issues as well.
Fever & Weight Loss
Sometimes pain can be created from something entirely different than what we thought. In fact, it is actually quite common. When most people think of pain they think of an injury or irregularity to the musculoskeletal system, when in reality it could be a number of other things.
One of the most common causes of pain besides injury and musculoskeletal abnormalities is an infection — a condition that is easily signified by fever and weight loss. So if you are in pain while also experiencing a fever, weight loss, or any other abnormal symptoms, be sure to consult a medical professional or clinician immediately.
While balance issues is a symptom that is a characteristic of back pain, it can also be a symptom of any other pains affecting the locomotive centers of the body like the hip, knee, or ankles. When a joint, or multiple joints are affected by pain, it can be harder for the affected person to move about, thus hindering their balance.
If you find yourself to be having balance issues, regardless of if it is a result of pain or not, it is important to schedule an appointment with a medical professional, as balance issues can be a sign of various other medical conditions.
But how can a clinician help you with pain?
There are a variety of ways that pain can be treated in the body. Most people tend to think of pain medications as a treatment when in reality they are simply designed to mask the symptoms of pain while treatment is administered. Some common ways that pain is treated are physical therapy, surgery, and other corrective procedures. But is there another way?
We are glad you asked! The NGUI-MATRIX pain management and treatment system is an innovative new medical technique that has been developed by Grandmaster Stanley Ngui of the Nguistyle Interactive Medicine Clinic and Qigong Studio in Toronto, Canada. This innovative new pain treatment system addresses the alignment and abnormalities in the body’s natural flow of energy to rebalance and correct pain and symptoms of pain.