Chronic pain, soreness, and tenderness affects millions of people. Herniated discs, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, arthritis, and other ailments can all lead to chronic pain that limits one’s abilities and quality of life. Many people turn to surgeries or prescription medications. While these may be necessary, there are also natural remedies to consider that may be safer and just as effective.

Dietary Changes

Sometimes, chronic pain could be the result of poor diet and lifestyle choices. The old saying You are what you eat is often true, in that if you eat unhealthy foods, you may be unhealthy. A lot of what we eat causes inflammation and puts stress on our bodily systems that make us feel ill, tired, or in pain after we eat them. Looking closely at your diet and cutting out foods that could be causing harm may improve your condition. Typically, the more fresh, natural, and pure ingredients are, the more likely they’ll be healthy for you. The more prepackaged, denatured, and chemically-altered foods are, the more likely they may tax the body’s systems.

Exercises Such as Yoga

Pain can be caused by sitting or standing wrong. You may cause a subluxation, which occurs when your vertebrae are out of alignment and pinch one of the nerves leading away from your spinal cord. You might consider naturopathic medicine such as herbal remedies that can relieve the pain. You may find relief by seeing a physical therapist or a chiropractor, but there is also a solitary way to help you prevent some future occurrences.

Yoga and similar exercises help your body stay aligned, help you improve your posture, and push you to sit and stand correctly during daily routines. Yoga is also great for the mind-body connection, helping you be more aware of your surroundings and your inner self. For joint problems that might be causing you pain, yoga could be the best remedy.

Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

Looking within and changing your diet or starting an exercise program are both steps in the right direction for your health. Living with chronic pain can be a nightmare, but taking these small steps can help you achieve improvements in your condition over time.

You may also want to consider seeing a naturopathic doctor or N.D. N.D.s help treat you wholistically, meaning the whole self. They are often well-versed in sciences such as acupuncture, cupping, herbal remedies, reflexology, and other holistic medicines that may help give you some relief with your pain.

Just like any doctor, N.D.s will help you change your lifestyle as mentioned above. Putting these changes into practice and continuing to consult with your N.D. could help you on your road to recovery, possibly eliminating the need for invasive surgeries and prescription medications.

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Kara Masterson

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