The Illness-Wellness Continuum
This image comes from Dr. Jack Travis: http://www.wellpeople.com/What_Is_Wellness.aspx
Getting back to neutral, or where you were before is exactly where you want to go when you have pain or discomfort. Once you are back to normal, are there steps you can take to optimize? This is the question that comes from seeking high-level wellness.
I recorded a video about it: