You’re right, your pain could be coming from a strained muscle. It could also be coming from a joint, a ligament, a tendon, some fascia, a bone, a blood vessel, or just about any deep tissue. In reality, ‘classifying’ your pain adds nothing to your healing process, but having a clear nerve system does.
Tissues devoid of animating life energy cannot repair or heal. Cut into a lifeless steak (a muscle disconnected from its nerve supply), and it will never mend. Injure a LIVE muscle, however, and it will reorganize itself successfully as long as it receives 100% of the healing instructions from the brain through the nerve system – regardless of what tissue may be causing the pain response. When that power of life flows – you heal. When it trickles – you don’t. When it stops – you die.
As Chiropractors, we have compassion for any discomfort you present with. But realize, while naming your ‘tissue of pain’ (diagnosis) may provide some peace of mind…detecting and correcting the cause (analysis and adjustment) will restore your health. For us, what hurts is not nearly as important as what is subluxated.