Finally holidays! Carrying suitcases, stress, less movement due to being in the car or the plane for a long time, and suddenly you are in pain and that just during your well-earned vacation. There are dozens of reasons why people have or get more back or neck pain during free moments. Weekend headache, holiday headache whatever you want to call it, does it matter what name the animal gets? You are in pain, and you prefer to get rid of it now. I don’t want to be the one who brings you the bad news, but still. Getting rid of low back pain or neck pain in a minute is almost impossible. Many Dutch people turn to medication and think that this is the solution to the problem. I do not think so. It is a volatile anesthetic. But are you tackling the cause with it? And your body still knows what the (pain) limit is. Depression has a function. Shock protects our bodies by giving signals when something goes wrong somewhere in our collection. Thus, anxiety protects us from running risks and damaging the body.
We need to understand that treating causes is better than treating symptoms of back pain, sciatica, hernia, or neck complaints. It is not for nothing that our chiropractors often use the following metaphor in practice; If the fire alarm goes off, you not only turn off the alarm, you also investigate where the seat of the fire is. So here too, a search is done for where the cause is. That is why the patient fills in a very extensive questionnaire on the first visit to our center. Our chiropractors delve into your medical history as well as your lifestyle. The patient’s input is also essential for the success of the treatment. You do not have to “believe” in the treatment method. Measuring is learning and seeing is believing.
Finally, we recommend using an ice pack in an acute phase of pain, never heat! And avoid sitting as much as possible. If you understand all of this and you understand why the cause needs to be addressed rather than treating symptoms, then we have achieved our goal. Enjoy your well-deserved vacation now!