In a previous article, on how Exercise Helps Chronic Low Back Pain I discussed the importance of moving, exercising more, and sitting less to help chronic low back pain. I was inspired to write this article about a patient who made drastic changes to his lifestyle in order to get his health back and have a happier life. In his case, managing his stress was key to helping him overcome chronic low back pain. There are many causes of chronic low back pain, but an often overlooked cause is … [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.
The low back pain you used to get on the rare occasion would go away on its’ own. You used to be able to carry on and work through your low back pain. It never interfered with your hobbies, work, family life, or physical activities like it is right now. Now your low back pain isn’t going away. It’s become chronic. Now it’s become a major annoyance and it’s preventing you from enjoying life. You sit all day at your desk and even that hurts. And perhaps that’s the issue? Maybe you need to … [Read more...]
Do you get treated by your chiropractor for low back pain only to have it come back a few days later? Because your low back pain keeps recurring, it’s a major annoyance. It’s preventing you from doing the activities you love to do for long periods of time. Activities like running, walking the dog, working out, and gardening are stopped short because of your low back pain. Find out how custom foot orthotics can help get rid of your low back pain and get you back to the activities you … [Read more...]