I've had a few clients lately that I'm really having to dig deep to figure out what is going on because it's obvious that the pain that they are experiencing is much more than physical reasoning.
After all, the brain creates pain from so many different factors…
- Stress response
- History of pain
- Fear or anxiety
- Lifestyle factors
- Work-life balance
- Past experiences
- Danger signals
- Muscle input
Is there any surprise that finding out what is going on, is not always so clear cut.
It's also why different people experience different amounts of pain even with similar injuries and why pain can change day to day.
Sometimes it is a one exercise job. Other times, there is more work to be done. Not just from me, but from my clients. I need them to start looking at all aspects of their life. I need them to be true to themselves, take responsibility and acknowledge what needs to change.
After all, it's all connected!