Greetings, Edmontonians. As the cold winds start to blow and the snow blankets our city, I know that it can be tempting to hibernate indoors and put your fitness routine on hold. But staying active in the winter is essential for your physical and mental well-being. And speaking from my perspective as a chiropractor, staying active is crucial to keep your spine and nervous system healthy. In this blog post, I'll share six valuable tips to help you maintain an active lifestyle during the … [Read more...]
Natural Pain Relief
Natural 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 cause
Most 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 drugs
In 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.
Hip pain is a common complaint I see amongst my patients. More specifically, patients describe their hip pain as their leg suddenly getting weak or giving out with standing up or walking. Sometimes low back pain and knee pain may be associated with their hip pain. If you have hip pain you'll know that this discomfort can disrupt your life. However, there's hope for relief without resorting to invasive procedures or painkillers. In this post, I'll shed light on how chiropractic care for hip … [Read more...]
Today, I want to delve into a topic that has garnered considerable interest in recent years – treating scoliosis with chiropractic care. Scoliosis is a condition that affects the curvature of the spine, and it can cause discomfort, pain, and postural issues. Many people are unaware of the potential benefits chiropractic care can offer in managing scoliosis. In this post, we will discuss how treating scoliosis with chiropractic care can help and how chiropractors can work with other health … [Read more...]