Identifying the Causes of Pain

Identifying the Causes of Pain: Back pain, knee pain — whatever ache is ailing you, you’re not alone.

Especially in athletes, pain and soreness are common. That doesn’t mean, though, that it’s okay. When you can’t pinpoint the pain you’re experiencing to a specific occurrence or cause, it’s likely that you’re hurting because of a deficiency somewhere along your kinetic chain. You’re probably experiencing discomfort because your body is attempting to compensate for that deficiency.

What is Compensation?

Believe it or not, your body is really good at picking up the slack when one part in the kinetic chain isn’t functioning properly. When it does this, it works harder. Over time, that can lead to pain. Pinpointing the cause of your pain isn’t always done easily. As the person experiencing it, you may feel pain in the area working to overcompensate for the true area that’s “off” so-to-speak. That’s when visiting the professionals at Core Health Chiropractic can help.

Why Do I Hurt?

Pain always signifies that there is a problem somewhere. It’s your body’s way of indicating there is something wrong. While your body indicates there is a problem, it can’t tell you the root cause, unfortunately.

Seeking professional help is key when you are experiencing pain that is not resolving or that is severe. At Core Health Chiropractic, we can help by assessing your spine, moving up and down the kinetic chain. Dependent on where your pain is felt, we will start from a different body point and work our way either up or down that chain.

We utilize what we call a joint-by-joint model of assessment and rehabilitation based on regional interdependence. Put as simply as possible: the model asserts that if a particular joint/region is supposed to be functionally stable, then its adjacent joints/regions need to be functionally mobile and vice-versa. For example: if your knee needs to be stable, its adjacent joints — your ankle and hip — need to be mobile.

Once the root cause of your pain is determined and we know what area needs to be worked on, we can offer a plan of action for resting and/or strengthening trouble areas.

At Core Health Chiropractic, our mission is to make Berks County healthier one spine at a time, through chiropractic care. Our goal is to set people free from their current health conditions and to help them reach their optimum potential through neurologically-based chiropractic care. Call us at 610-750-9131 or visit

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