The holistic approach to treatment of pain arising from an injury focuses on 1) relieving pain and inflammation without harming the body and 2) promoting the body’s healing response so that the area of injury is healed as quickly and completely as possible. Let’s look at these two strategies in detail so that you understand what might be your best approach to healing a chronic pain problem.
Relieving Pain & Inflammation
There are a number of effective ways to relieve pain and inflammation. Some of the treatments used in the clinic that relieve pain are chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, cold laser therapy, massage, ice and hot packs and electrical muscle stimulation. Natural anti-inflammatory herbs can work as well as pain relieving drugs and don’t have the dangerous side effects that many drugs do. Different combinations of herbs can be used to target different types of pain or sources of pain. Pain sources could be from an injury, due to degenerative arthritis in a joint, from an auto-immune condition such as rheumatoid arthritis, from a non-inflammatory condition such as fibromyalgia, or due to nerve pain. Each of these will respond better to certain herbs and nutrients.
Supporting the Body to Heal Quickly
The same remedies which alleviate pain and inflammation also support the body’s healing response. But in this day and age of stress and fast food, many people benefit from additional strategies to promote the body’s overall healing response. When someone has suffered an injury, as in an automobile accident, the body’s healing response is called into action. When there is a poor healing response the injuries heal slowly and pain is prolonged. When there is an optimal healing response the injuries heal more quickly and the pain disappears more quickly.
Traditional chronic pain management usually consists of medication. This medication often creates an additional burden on the body and may not be an option for some people. It can also be quite costly. Holistic pain management can be the answer to a cost issue and also to avoiding the side effects of traditional chronic pain management.
At Mountain Village Inpatient Recovery Center, we invite you to come and learn about you and your body. Learn what holistic pain management can do for you and how it may lead you to a better quality of life. We can formulate a plan that is personalized for you that can alleviate your pain without the upsetting side effects and allow you to live in comfort you have always desired. You can find us at www.inpatientrecovery.com.