New Year’s resolutions, and a chiropractor’s perspective.
2016 has come and went in a blink. The world lost a lot of good people, famous people and not so famous. Many friend’s and foe’s, it seemed to be a hard time on everyone. Looking back with clarity many lost were so young, all were tragedies, few were due to accidents. Many deaths were due to addiction to pain killers.
If you have been to my office you understand that I work well with medical doctors. I send notes and collaborate with the doctors and try to keep our patients off opioids. So this year’s goal is to try and help as many people I can fight their pain without opioids. If it is only through education and giving people options, it doesn’t matter. Simply try help people help themselves. There are alternatives to opioids to treat your pain.
Chiropractic care, massage, yoga, supplements like Turmeric. Medical doctors have meds that are not opioids as well. If you are against the natural or more conservative treatment plan sit down and talk to your doctor about treatments that do not involve opioid medications. For the purpose of this BLOG I will not get into those, really that should be between you and your doctor.
Once again I will recommend the power of sleep. If you have fibromyalgia, back pain, you name the disease; there really are few ailments that won’t benefit from sleep. Do your best to set regular sleep patterns as a new year’s resolution.
Walk. Walking is simple to do, the activity requires no money, you don’t have to buy a gym membership, just walk. Get moving.
Obviously go to the Chiropractor. Chiropractic care is very beneficial for fighting pain and improving your life overall. Chiropractic adjustment increase your range of motion. The adjustment help aleve muscle pain and neuropathy. Chiropractic care is awsome, of course I am biased.
Massage is a great way to aleviate pain. I get massage and you should too. Think of it as an investment in yourself.
Tumeric, helps many people. My wife and I drink it every day. We mix a tablespoon in out coffee. It helps relieve my knee pain.
Glucosamine Sulfate. Glucosamine "Sulfate" is very heplful. I take 2000mg of Glucosamine Sulfate as day. This is not to be confused with Glucosamine HCL. Personaly I have never benefited from Glucosamine HCL so my sugeestion is to use Glucosamine Sulfate.
Alpple Cider Vinegar with Mother. It taste like "ugg" but it helps as well. I admit I get on an apple cidar vinegar kick but often I find myself falling off it. My wife uses it more regulalry.
Well I hope this little BLOG sparked an intrest in you to try something different and keep you away from opiods.
If you need a Chiropractor we are here to help.
Moreland CHIROPRACTIC Clinic 364-8086
Serving ROLLA and ST. JAMES MO AREA for over 20 years.
David Moreland, DC, CCSP, CME