Flat feet can cause your low back pain. Are you on your feet a lot and getting recurrent low back pain despite getting treatments like chiropractic care? It could be your feet causing your issue. Flat feet are one of the main causes of recurrent low back pain. In this post, I will discuss how to determine if you have flat feet, why flat feet could be causing your low back pain, and what you have to do to correct your flat feet. How do you … [Read more...]
Natural Pain ReliefNatural pain relief means using treatments and lifestyle strategies that tend to stimulate your body’s inborn healing mechanisms to heal your body itself in order to lessen or get rid of your pain. Examples of treatments and lifestyle strategies that are effective in relieving pain naturally are chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy, naturopathy, functional medicine, exercising and movement, eating healthy, nutritional supplements, and stress management.
Treatments that provide natural pain relief treat the underlying causeMost times, treating the underlying cause of your pain makes more sense than covering your pain up with medicine like tylenol or ibuprofen. For example, many headaches are caused by misaligned bones of the spine near the base of the skull. As a result, these misalignments irritate the nerves that travel into the head and cause headaches. In these cases, it would make more sense to get chiropractic adjustments to treat the misaligned bones and nerve tension, which is the underlying cause of these headaches, rather than covering up the symptom with tylenol. When you correct the underlying cause of your pain, you are more likely to get pain relief and regain your health.
Treatments that provide natural pain relief tend to be more safe and more effective than drugsIn general, natural treatments tend to be safe because they stimulate the body to heal itself. In other words, the body being able to heal itself is a safe and natural process that supports the function and life of the person. On the other hand, drugs, on the whole, aren’t as safe as natural treatments. Whereas, natural treatments support the natural function of the body, drugs aren’t compatible with the natural chemistry of the body. Therefore, many drugs can be toxic and have many side effects. Although drugs are needed in cases of acute trauma, acute infections, or end of life care, they fail to address the underlying cause of most health problems which are largely chronic in nature. For example, pain medications like tylenol, ibuprofen, and aspirin can help mask your pain, but fail to solve the underlying cause of your pain. The following articles explain how you can get natural pain relief and start to live pain free, with more strength, energy, and focus.
I often get asked by patients what they can do keep their spine aligned. In the last article I discussed what causes your spine to go out of alignment. So if we look at the causes we can find strategies to help you keep your spine aligned. Some of the causes include: being sedentary, mental stress, poor eating habits, being overweight, flat feet, previous injuries and damage to your spine, and getting too much exercise. Let’s discuss each of these in the context of what you can do to keep … [Read more...]
As I noted in a previous article, migraines affect many North Americans and have a major impact on lowering migraine sufferers' quality of life. Furthermore, many migraine sufferers are unsatisfied with taking medications for migraine relief. Magnesium supplements might provide a more safe and effective approach in treating migraines than medications. If you struggle with migraines you might want to consider taking magnesium for migraine relief. Roles of magnesium Magnesium is an … [Read more...]