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Just like there are dozens of pain pills on the store shelves there are dozens of natural ways to relieve your pain. But pain relief is one thing and correcting the cause is another. If I want pain relief, I'm NOT going to take a pain pill. Why? Even though they are inexpensive and cheap they are chemical based and have side effects. Most people won't get side effects at first but with time they start to happen. Like an irritated stomach... the beginning of a stomach ulcer. High blood pressure.....then you go to the doctor and he prescribes another pill for that. Ran into a guy at Walgreens that I had met playing tennis a couple years ago. He was buying ...you guessed it...pain pills. His reasoning was..."i don't take them every day." And I told him that was safer but that the danger was in taking them for 10-!5-20 years. He looked at me like a deer caught in the headlights. I went on to explain the many natural ways to achieve pain relief. He put the bottle back on the shelf shook my hand and thanked me. What do you do for pain? #healthcoachtips, #painrelief, #headaches,#migraines, #neckpain
I will be starting a Pain Study very soon. If you've been suffering with pain or know someone who is this may be what you've been looking for. I will only accept a limited number of people. You don't have to be my patient to be accepted into the study. There is no cost to participate. This is NOT about Chiropractic or hanging upside down....although I get really good results with patients doing that. If you are interested, text me because if you leave me a message on Facebook I might not see it until tonight and by that time I will have filled my quota of how many people I can accept. 383-CARE (2273). If this interests you Please Like and Share. #painrelief,#headaches, #migraines, #lowbackpain, #neckpain, #shoulderpain
I've come across a new technology for pain and wellness. It is based on the science of Acupuncture and Homeopathy. It is an amazing scientific breakthrough that has been around for a few years but just now am learning about it. I put a few patches on a patients knee and his pain reduced from a +8 to a + 4 and put another patch and it reduced the pain to a +1. He could not believe it neither could I!!
Did you know.... pain is a signal from your body telling you something is wrong. It's so easy to pop a pain pill when suffering with pain. But all that does is cover up the pain for a while. It is not correcting the cause of your pain. Be smart and don't be a pain pill popper.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that affects approximately 5 million people and the number keeps growing at an alarming rate. Doctor’s once thought that the pain patients were complaining about was “in their heads”. We now know that the pains and symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are real. The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are:
-Anxiety or depression
-Specific tender points
There are 18 specific tender points doctors use to help them diagnose this condition. Women between 25 -60 are more susceptible to developing fibromyalgia. They are 10 times more likely to develop the condition than men.
There are many theories about the causes of fibromyalgia, but research has yet to pinpoint a clear culprit. Some doctors believe hormonal or chemical imbalances disrupt the way nerves signal pain. Others suggest a traumatic event or chronic stress may increase a person’s susceptibility. New research suggest that certain genetic mutations that may make you more susceptible to developing the disorder. Those genetic mutations could be trigger or caused by the hundreds of chemicals in our daily lives. Most experts agree that fibromyalgia probably results from a combination of factors rather than a single cause.
What makes fibromyalgia symptoms worse? There are some common triggers which include:
- Cold or humid weather
- Too much or too little physical activity
- Poor sleep
-Physical or emotional trauma
Many women also suffer with depression as a result of this poorly understood condition. Some researchers believe the depression may be as a result of the pain and fatigue. Other researchers suggest brain chemistry abnormalities which may also be related to hormonal changes.
Treatments include over the counter pills for pain to prescription drugs which include anti-depressants like Duloxetine (Cymbalta) and milnacipran (Savella) which may help ease the pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. Your doctor may prescribe amitriptyline or fluoxetine (Prozac) to help promote sleep.
There are safer and natural herbal and homeopathic medicines to do the same things as these drugs do WITHOUT risks and side effects. Other natural treatments include acupuncture, chiropractic , massage, nutritional supplements and exercise. As a Doctor of Chiropractic many patients have come to me and report they are tired of taking so many prescriptions drugs with their related side effects. This is why natural treatments like Chiropractic have been able to help millions of people. You could be next.
Exercise can also help relieve fatigue and depression. Simple exercises like walking, stretching, swimming, water aerobics, tai chi, chi gong and yoga are all excellent forms of exercise for anyone with fibromyalgia.
Certain foods can trigger and worsen the symptoms of fibromyalgia. These foods include: NutraSweet (aspartame), monosodium glutamate (msg), caffeine and nightshades like tomatoes. It’s important to listen to your body to see if any of these foods seem to worsen your condition. Once you’ve identified a possible trigger you can eliminate that food or foods which contain these chemicals and see if your symptoms improve.
On a different note, it was gratifying to see WEBMD include natural treatments like Chiropractic in their recommendations for treating fibromyalgia. It has long been overdue but the time has come for ALL doctors to come together and help all patients with every possible treatment.
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