Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be defined as pain that persists for at least 12 months.

Conventional treatments aim to decrease inflammation and block the pain signal to the central nervous system. They are often found to be ineffective or work at first but, eventually the positive effect wears off.

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Chronic Pain

The first step to treating chronic pain is understanding the cause! There are many underlying causes of chronic pain, some common causes include:

  • Previous injury
  • Overuse injuries
  • Systemic inflammation and/or Autoimmune causes
  • Poor postural alignment
  • Improper lifting technique
  • Chronic illness such as: arthritis, fibromyalgia or cancer

Other important aspects of treating chronic pain include:

  • Reduction in overall inflammation
  • Establishing and maintaining alignment
  • Pain and Symptom management

There are a number of natural treatments that can be utilized to treat chronic pain!

It should be noted that there is not a one fits all approach to treating chronic pain, Naturopathic medicine aim to look at the entire picture in order to come up with a more individualized treatment protocol.

Common Treatments for Chronic pain include:

1. Acupuncture

2. Herbs to reduce overall inflammation and pain

3. Physical medicine such as soft tissue massage, hydrotherapy, laser and ultrasound therapies

4. Nutrients to support deficiencies and treat systemic inflammation

5. Physical Activity

Are you suffering from Chronic pain?

Curious about alternative treatments to over the counter and prescribed pain medications? or Feel like you have tried everything for your pain and you are ready for a change?

Contact us today, together we will come up with a treatment plant that works for you to get you living pain free!