So, it’s November which means we’re going to see a fair few moustaches grown over the next few weeks. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then ‘Movember’ should be your next Google search! But will we see many men sporting moustaches come into clinic? Probably not as the majority of patients that will seek the advice and help of an osteopath are women.
Who’s in the most pain?
Do women get more injuries than men? Do they feel pain more? Are they more prone to neck and back pain? No. Talking to female and male patients reveals that women are just more proactive and open to seeking the help and advice of an expert when needed. Us men will tend to just put up with pain and discomfort, assuming and hoping that it’ll sort itself out.
Are you soldiering on?
What I hear from female patients is that their husbands and partners often struggle with episodes of back, shoulder and neck pain that seem to sort themselves out but then returns some weeks or months later. Or they have an ongoing low level of pain and discomfort that might not immobilise them but never really sorts itself out. Does that sound familiar?
What’s stopping you from getting help?
A common theme is that these guys are open to the idea of treatment. They know they need to do something and they’ve seen the results in their partner. But something stops them from making that phone call and booking in. I’m not a psychologist nor have I looked into any research into this, so I don’t know what stops us men from taking that final step to sorting things out. What I do know is that men, like women, respond really well to the treatment and advice that they get with us.
So, in Movember when there’s a focus on men’s health, why not give take that final step to sorting out whatever’s causing them pain and stopping you getting on with life. Just give us a call on 01444 360359 or use our online booking.