Last week I went to the beach and did some bodyboarding. Two things happened.
- It was great, I had a lot of fun, and am trying to figure out how to get more ocean time in my life.
- One time while getting crushed by a wave, my board came up and smacked me in the forehead with the hardest part of the board. It hurt. I bled a little, and have a small flesh wound to remember it.
Pain is a signal for you, and is a help for you to make good decisions. I took a break and stopped the bleeding.
I want you to be happy and healthy. You come to me and trust me to help you make good decisions for your health. It’s frequently simple, and requires a little bit of excellent treatment, and you are good to go for another 10,000 miles.
Part of the process to get you where you want to be involves modifying your activity. I understand that that can be upsetting or frustrating. Our goal is that you are able to do your activities of choice for as long as possible. Not just today or tomorrow, but as long as possible.
I wanted to stay out in the waves, but I had to get out of the water and get the bleeding to stop. Because I did that, I was able to get back out in the water for more time.
To get there as quickly as possible, sometimes we have to go slow now.
Pain is the thing that motivated me to check my forehead for blood. What I found led me to make a good decision, get it cleaned up so I could continue with the excitement of the day.
We only want people in our office who need to be here. We turn people away who would be better served in other places, but…
Pain for more than 3 months despite seeing 3 or more providers without lasting relief is the zone we make the biggest difference. Our priority is to figure out your problem and apply the sweet spot treatment for that problem. It’s what we do.