Solutions For Chronic Pain Management
With very few exceptions (your hair and nails beyond the roots being two), every part of your body is wired for pain.
Pain is a normal part of life and isn’t always something to be concerned about. It helps grab our attention during moments that might hurt us. In fact, it’s a good thing – if you accidentally lay your hand on a hot stove, pain will cause you to react by pulling away before you hurt yourself more.
Pain like this may be sore for a few days, but it will go away relatively quickly.
But chronic pain is much worse.
Chronic pain can affect our every waking moment, making it difficult to perform even the simplest tasks.
However, naturopathic medicine may be effective in helping you deal with your chronic pain issues.
What Causes Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain has many different potential causes and factors.
If you’re suffering from chronic pain, it may be caused by one or more of the following:
- A repetitive strain injury (particularly common with back and wrist pain)
- A past traumatic injury (such as whiplash)
- Consistent and prolonged poor posture
- Dysbiosis (a microbial imbalance in your body)
- A congenital condition or disorder
- Age-related musculoskeletal degeneration
- Certain types of arthritis
- Certain types of cancer
- Multiple sclerosis
- Various other autoimmune conditions
- Stomach ulcers or other digestive disorders
- Chronic fatigue
- Poor lifestyle habits
- Wearing high heeled shoes
A Functional Diagnostic Medicine Approach To Chronic Pain
Dr. Simona is trained in then practice of functional diagnostic medicine, a health practice which has proven effective in treating chronic pain issues.
In traditional Western medicine, doctors are trained to recognize a health condition and treat that condition. However, functional diagnostic medicine works a little differently.
Rather than being “disease-focused” functional diagnostic medicine is patient focused, working to assess the body’s major systems and uncover any imbalances or weaknesses that may be leading to the manifestation of symptoms of a disease.
Through a functional diagnostic medicine framework, Dr. Simona has treated patients with chronic pain, helping them uncover and treat the root cause of their discomfort.
What To Expect From Naturopathic Pain Management
Dr. Simona will work with you to at your chronic pain by looking at the issue from many different angles.
This includes identifying any risk factors in your current lifestyle which may be either avoided altogether or at least mitigated. For example, if you work at a desk all day there are various measures you can take to decrease the damage to your body caused by constant sitting.
She will also address any genetic factors you may need to watch, such as a family history of chronic pain. This is something you ought to consider, since even though you may not currently be suffering from chronic pain, it may be a factor in your future.
The whole approach is geared around identifying the major risk factors in your life and working to avoid, reduce, or ameliorate them. The result is an individualized treatment plan designed to help you reduce the pain from which you’re currently suffering and live a more comfortable life.
Types Of Chronic Pain Helped By Naturopathy
Naturopathic medicine may be effective in treating a wide variety of chronic pain related concerns, including:
- Upper back pain
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Wrist pain (or carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Elbow pain
- Knee pain
- Leg pain
- Diabetic neuropathy (leg or foot pain caused by diabetes)
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Chronic headaches
- Chronic migraines
- Injury-related pain
- Repetitive strain injuries
Contact Dr. Simona
Are you struggling with chronic pain that’s making your life more difficult, Dr. Simona offers naturopathic treatments which may help.
Contact Dr. Simona to book an appointment today. If you’re new to naturopathy, Dr. Simona offers a FREE 15-minute initial consultation to help you decide whether naturopathic medicine is right for you.
You’ll get a chance to ask Dr. Simona any questions you have about naturopathy and about her practice, which she will answer for you in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. At the end of that session, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of what naturopathic medicine can do for you.
Contact Dr. Simona to book your FREE 15-minute consultation today.