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...]
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.
Do you find you get sudden hip pain and your leg feels like it is giving out when you stand up or walk? Or maybe you notice your groin pain or hip pain when running or walking after awhile? Maybe you get low back pain or knee pain at the same time? Regardless, it’s preventing you from enjoying your regular physical activities and work. Read more to find out what the common causes of hip pain are and what to do about it. I have had many patients complain of “hip pain” or “groin pain” and a … [Read more...]
Is the numbness and tingling in your legs and feet bothering when you sit for a long time? Or maybe you get the numbness and tingling when you stand after awhile? Maybe it’s affecting your sleep? Regardless, it’s distracting you at work and home, and preventing you from doing what you enjoy. It’s draining your energy. Read on to find out what could be causing it. Numbness and tingling in the legs and feet is a very common complaint I receive from my patients. The two most common causes … [Read more...]