I’ve Got a Pill for That

Aches and pains are common, and can be aggravating. Our bodies were made to thrive and be active, and not to hurt so much. It seems that since everyone is so busy that they want a quick pain relief solution. Popping Aspirin, Aleve, Tylenol, Ibuprofen or other medicine is easy and is accepted as normal.  Many people have gone to doctors and gotten prescription medication for their ailments and although medication may be necessary- is it something we should try as a first defense?

There are many causative factors for pain.  Long work hours can cause strain on your muscles. Starting new hobbies and physical activities like walking in the nice weather, scrapbooking, or other tasks can cause some initial strain to the muscles. Standing long shifts and having to constantly bend over for work can also put stress on the body and the musculoskeletal system. Sometimes our bodies get tired just hanging out with the kids for an afternoon. It does not have to be any one event, it can be a combination of events that causes the musculoskeletal system to struggle and raise an immune response causing inflammatory bi-products that cause pain. 

Learning about how to handle the pain and inflammation from a natural perspective can have great rewards. Results may not be in 20-30 minutes, it may take 1-2 days or longer depending on the issue. The greatest benefit comes by avoiding the side effects of the popular pain relievers.  There are foods that can be eaten to control the pain and inflammation such as ginger and turmeric.  Staying hydrated can play a major role in health and wellbeing by helping to carry the biochemicals that cause inflammation out of the body. Supplements that can be used, but not all supplements are the same. It is sometimes hard to know- what is a good source of “XYZ”. There are so many options in the vitamin and pain relief isle.  How do you know which may be best? Supplements are not regulated by the FDA, so what the bottle says and what is inside the tablet/capsule can differ greatly.

Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how to manage your pain and inflammation. We will work to identify the cause of the pain and start the process of healing from the inside out. Taking a Tylenol may help today but what happens when your body becomes immune to the effects of it and what is it doing to your liver every time you use it? There’s more to handling health and wellbeing than a pill. If you are committed to becoming a healthier version of you, to enjoying life and seizing the day then I encourage you to schedule a consultation today! (704) 837-2420.


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