Did you know that over-the-counter pain meds, specifically NSAIDs, can be just as harmful as prescription narcotics when taken long-term?
Rather than treating the source of your pain and inflammation, OTC pills like Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen simply mask your symptoms while creating other problems.
Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and other NSAIDs all damage your gut in two ways: destroying its lining and feeding bad bacteria. Because of this, long-term usage for everyday aches and pains can be extremely dangerous and even put you at risk for heart attack or stroke later in life.
So how can you relieve pain without the risk of addiction or damaging your gut health? We’ve got three natural solutions for you.
If you read our last blog post, you may be familiar with the term “PEMF” (pulsed electromagnetic field therapy) and its role in healing bone fractures and building bone density. Given its magical healing properties, surgeons also recommend PEMF as a post-op solution to pain and inflammation. It uses electromagnetic impulses to gently stimulate anti-inflammatory and repair compounds, healing your problem areas at the cellular level.
Similar to egoscue exercises, chiropractic adjustments help you eliminate pain by realigning your body. To some, this may sound a bit counterproductive if you associate chiropractors with painful cracks, snaps, and pops; however, with a non-force adjustment, you can get realigned without being [painfully twisted like a pretzel.
At Independence Wellness, our non-force chiropractic sessions provide relief using a simple tool called the Activator V (as seen in the image below). This handheld instrument delivers a gentle impulse to tissues surrounding your affected joint. This impulse is 600 times faster than the human hand and can deliver all the effectiveness of spinal manipulation without the aggressive back cracking techniques that you’re used to.
Egoscue exercises are one of the best ways to permanently relieve your chronic pain at its source. Given that most pain is a result of misalignment, massages and painkillers only provide temporary relief because they do not fix the alignment.
These gentle stretches can help your body return to normal, allowing you to regain the life you once had before pain. At Independence Wellness, our Certified Egoscue Postural Alignment Specialist will help you learn these exercises to realign your body naturally for long-lasting pain relief.
When you visit Independence Wellness, you can rest assured that we have your best interest in mind. We proudly offer egoscue instruction, nutritional guidance, PEMF, and non-force chiropractic adjustments. Our goal is for you to walk out of our office with less pain and a lifestyle plan that will put you on the path to permanent pain relief. We have professional arrangements with the top Egoscue Clinic in the nation that offers our patients significant discounts. Contact us today to request an appointment!