Attention to the risks and side effects of traditional treatments for pain and inflammation has been growing among consumers and physicians for many years. It’s driven many of those affected by chronic issues such as joint pain, autoimmune disorders, arthritis, injuries, and other ailments to seek treatment alternatives. For those considering a holistic approach to pain and inflammation, there are a few important things to keep in mind:
1. Make It A Lifestyle:
Chronic pain and inflammation occurs consistently for those who are affected by it. Treating it can require the same degree of attention and care. Approach holistic resources as part of an overall, complete life effort to help alleviate issues. Small changes can make a big difference, like getting more movement or changing the mattress you sleep on.
2. Do The Homework:
There is a rising interest among consumers in herbal supplements and other natural remedies for pain and inflammation. It has driven new access and abundance of herbal supplements and other products. But not all are created equal. We learned this while creating the herbal supplement InflaDox. With herbal supplements, high-grade ingredients and potency are necessary to get a desired result. Read up on the natural remedies you’re considering, as well as products being offered at stores. Work with your doctor to explore your options and any risks before you begin any treatments.
3. Look To The Old And New:
Many natural remedies for pain and inflammation are among the most common treatments prescribed and have been for decades. Hot and cold therapy, chiropractic, and physical therapy are holistic, are great examples. Look to these as well as any new ideas, innovations, or solutions for pain and inflammation. It will give a more complete picture of what your choices and options might be.
4. Examine Your Diet:
It’s long been proven that diet can help pain and inflammation. Talk frankly with your physician about what you eat and drink, and how often. Together you may be able to identify food items that might be aggravating or causing issues. Often relatively easy dietary changes can make significant difference. Most of all, understand that just as with pharmaceutical medications, consumers need to learn about and understand the natural remedies they’re considering or hear about. It might require trying different options as many do with traditional care as well. Take a proactive approach to your care and what options you have to address any needs or issues. Researching can be as simple as spending a few hours online learning about products, approaches, and other aspects of holistic healthcare. Work with your physician to understand your options, identify any risks, and ultimately make the right choices for you.
Bio: Dr. Charles Srour, D.C. is committed to the Chiropractic Philosophy of removing interference from the nervous system and allowing the body to heal itself naturally, without the use of drugs or surgery. Over the past 15 years, he has treated high-profile patients such as professional athletes from the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins and Florida Panthers, as well as several professional actors. Dr. Charles Srour strives to deliver the best holistic healthcare possible for every patient.