You see, the way people think, affect the way people feel. And the way you interact with your patients, may affect the way your patients think.
As you may or may not know, chronic pain is a disease in and of itself and is, by and large, rarely a reflection of diseased or injured tissue. In a musculoskeletal sense, injured tissues generally take weeks, maybe months, to fully recover and the normal healing process typically dictates proper plan of management. But for the most part, a proper plan of management must respect the stages of "healing".
Let me ask you this...
So in the event that you are unsure as to what I mean by the above, may I kindly suggest that you grab a snack and watch the video below.
*Please note that I am not advocating medication and manipulation for all acute patients, this was simply an example.