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The Very Important Difference Between Common and Normal

Updated: May 10, 2022

Have you ever had a bodily issue and wondered if it is normal? Maybe you have back pain and you talk to 4 of your friends, at least half of whom concur, “Yes, I have back pain, too! It’s really annoying, I guess that’s what happens when you get old.” Or when you turn 40. Or something along those lines. Then you reach the conclusion, okay I guess this is normal.

But GUESS WHAT?! What if “Normal” isn’t NORMAL? What if “Normal” is COMMON, but abnormal?

Putting this differently, much of what we assume is a normal part of life, aging, post-baby, post-athletic years, etc. is not normal at all, but is common and abnormal.

So… what’s the difference?

The difference is that with situations that are common and abnormal, there’s something you can actually do about it to make it better, and in many cases completely eliminate the problem altogether. Just because you’re 50 and you have back pain and 2 of your friends also do doesn’t mean you have to live with it. There’s something that can be done about this!

Here are some of the top examples of common and abnormal situations we see and treat here in the clinic:

  • Daily back pain

  • Urinary leaking with coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping, running, listening to running water either after having a baby or after the age of 50

  • Persistent neck pain from working at a computer

  • Persistent knee pain and a history of being an athlete, hiker, walker, or runner

  • Daily shoulder pain and a history of being an overhead athlete, painter, etc.

  • Back and body stiffness that lasts for more than a few minutes every morning

  • Disturbed sleep due to shoulder, neck, back, hip pain

  • Pain with sexual intercourse

Again, we’re talking about things that are common and abnormal, meaning that if any of the above describes something you’re dealing with, it’s NOT normal, and you DON’T have to live with it. There is hope and help for you!

The list above includes 8 things that we hear about and see very often, but it is NOT an all-inclusive list of problems we see and treat that are common and abnormal.

So, are you sick and tired of your common and abnormal issue, and would like to turn it into a non-issue? There’s PT for that! Yes, you can resolve these issues without extra pills, injections, or unnecessary surgery most of the time.

If you’d like a free consultation, either in-person or over-the-phone with one of our Doctors, just register here

What is your “common and abnormal” issue? Leave us a comment and let the other readers know they’re not alone!

In good health,

Dr. Ashley Bertorelli, PT and Founder of The Green Room PT

Ph: 518-326-3771

Clifton Park & Troy

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