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The Difference Between Masking and Healing Injuries

By Lana Bandoim

Do you know the difference between masking and healing an injury? Chiropractors see patients every day who have tried to mask or hide an injury. They hear stories about years of pain and suffering. They see people who have tried a variety of treatment options without finding a solution. Fortunately, chiropractors are able to focus on finding the actual cause of the injury instead of covering it up.

Masking vs. Healing

When an injury becomes a problem, many people reach for over-the-counter medications or try home remedies. They do not want to go to the doctor, ER or see a chiropractor. Some people falsely believe that the injury and pain will disappear over time. Others think that the problems are temporary and caused by stress. Many hope that a couple of pills or an ice pack will be enough.

Unfortunately, many medications and home remedies simply mask the problem. They help the symptoms and are not able to fix the root cause of the injury. It is also possible to become dependent on some medications, so you need more and more pills to feel the same way.

Chiropractic Solutions

Chiropractors are not interested in masking the injury and using pills to handle the symptoms. Instead, they want to find out what caused the injury and how to heal it. Some people do not realize how much a spinal misalignment can affect them. The patients are not aware of the links between the joints and overall health. In some cases, they do not know how an injury appeared or why it became worse.

Chiropractors want to see their patients get better without surgery, drugs or dangerous home remedies. They do not recommend hiding the symptoms and hoping they will go away on their own. They embrace taking an active approach to healing. Chiropractors offer their patients several treatment options and ongoing support. They also consider their home life and make ergonomic or exercise suggestions.

The Joint Chiropractic understands the importance of healing injuries instead of masking them. They are able to handle old and new injuries. The licensed chiropractors can help identify the actual cause of the problem. The Joint also welcomes walk-ins, so you do not have to make an appointment in advance. In addition, the chiropractors do not require insurance at The Joint. You can get a personalized care plan that helps reduce pain and other problems. The convenient locations make it easy to add chiropractic care to your schedule.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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