Managing Chronic Pain
Chronic pain changes everything
Literally your entire nervous system adapts to chronic pain, your movement and even your breath changes. We offer many services that empower you to better manage chronic pain.
- Functional Movement Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
:: Relief is possible!
Research has shown that more than 90% of the conditions that people seek medical help for are stress related. The truth is that most of our stress will not change. We can only control how we approach it. It takes resiliency, the ability to ask better questions and knowledgeable support. Change is possible by bringing awareness to your posture, movement and breath. You can re-learn to move and breath like you did before you had pain. Learning to better manage stress is vital for most in chronic pain.
:: A combined program is more effective
Many times when services are done in combination with each other, the combined result is much more effective. For example, the combination of Chiropractic and Acupuncture for chronic back pain or headaches often provides pain relief faster and more long lasting than either service alone. Adding Functional Movement training to the mix greatly enhances a patients ability to perform daily activities without constant re-injury. Rehabilitative and corrective exercise can also address the underlying de-conditioning so prevalent in those with chronic pain. Our guidance allows you to return to normal activity with out being limited by the fear of re-injury or doing too much too soon which can set you back for months.
:: Tips to better manage chronic pain
- Stay active, movement is your friend!
- Check your pH and set a goal to have a pH of 7. Use food as medicine to maintain a balanced pH.
- Avoid too many pro-inflammatory foods including coffee, sugar, alcohol, orange juice and dairy. Eat mostly non-inflammatory foods.
- Learn how to do deep, low and lateral abdominal breathing. It will help maintain your ideal pH at 7.
- Make exercise part of your daily routine
- Learn to meditate and ask your self more empowering questions. How you manage stress affects how much pain you experience and how profoundly your life is effected by it.
- How you manage your thoughts and fears about being in chronic pain is as important as what you do physically. Avoid “what if” thinking and anger, both are unproductive. Effective management of chronic pain requires a delicate balance between “accepting what is” and being proactive. You must become your own health advocate and learn to develop (and listen to ) your own inner knowing and guidance. And most importantly, never loose hope.
- Don’t go it alone. Skilled and caring treatment and guidance can help put you on the right track. Especially if you have tried other options and have not had success, try us. Our approach is integrated, unique and highly effective.
- Ask us about our full line of natural, safe and effective products to manage chronic inflammation and pain
:: Being alkaline reduces pain
Did you know that the pain of arthritis does not exist in an alkaline body? What does that mean? Our body’s pH is a measure of how acid or alkaline our saliva, blood and urine are and is influenced by the foods we eat, what we drink, how we focus our mind and how we respond to stress. The ideal pH is 7. Most people who suffer with chronic pain tend to be more acidic. Symptoms are easily relieved by becoming more alkaline. This is best done by eating foods that are more alkaline. It also helps to make deep, low and lateral breathing a habit.
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