5 Ways To Manage And Treat Pain
As parents, we focus so much on our children’s health that sometimes we forget about our own. The issue with this is that if we neglect it for too long, it can become a major issue, or issues. Pain specifically can be extremely hard to manage, if you aren’t doing the correct things to fix your pain, it can definitely leave us in our beds, unable to do the things that we need to do with and for our children.
I know many mothers that have debilitating pain after childbirth and fathers (and mothers) that have terrible pain from sports injuries, as well. Let’s stop doing nothing about it and actually make progress in feeling better and healthier so that we can spend the time and energy running around and playing with our children! Wouldn’t you love to be able to play on the playground again with your children, play tag, or even run a race with them once they are old enough? I know I sure would! These reasons and many other reasons are why we need to choose to stay healthy each and every day. Of course, staying healthy includes different aspects like eating healthy, getting exercise, and going to doctors appointments, as well, but pain management is a huge part of being able to stay active.
Today, I want to dive into the topic of 5 ways to manage and treat pain. No matter if it is from an injury from a sport, back pain from slumping, or pain from childbirth, there are many ways that you can look into so that you can fight the pain and get back on your feet!
There are many benefits to acupuncture. According to Organic Facts, “Acupuncture originated as a traditional practice of Chinese medicine, and in its classical form, acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicinal practice in human history still being used today.” Effective acupuncture treatments can help a wide range of health conditions such as inflammatory disorders, neurological and neuromuscular disorders, mental health conditions, accident/injury recovery, gastrointestinal and liver disorders, as well as some conditions affecting the kidneys, lungs, heart, and reproductive system.
Most people know that physical therapy is a requirement, or at least a recommendation after a surgery, but did you know that it is also helpful for sports injuries that did not require surgery, loss of range of motion, and many other issues that are causing you pain. New Jersey-based company, AllCure Spine & Sports Medicine is a full service sports medicine clinic, with licensed and insured doctors providing chiropractic care, pain management, massage therapy, acupuncture, and physical therapy to the residents of Monroe Township, New Jersey and surrounding areas. They believe that when it comes to physical therapy, every patient is a complex case that deserves the full attention from a doctor of physical therapy each treatment. They are a one-on-one, patient-centered physical therapy clinic and they also provide other services like Acupuncture, Massage, and Chiropractic, as well. Because of their unique approach, their patients recover faster, with better outcomes.The goal of physical therapy is not only to improve musculoskeletal pain, but to also improve the quality of life for patients, and isn’t that what it is all about in the end?
I don’t know about you, but every parent needs a massage once and a while (or more often). It relaxes you and puts you in a better mood, it helps remove those painful knots that have built up from stress, or physical activity, and it also helps pain and sports injuries. According to Mayo Clinic, the benefits do not stop there. They say, “While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia related to stress, myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue strains or injuries, sports injuries, and temporomandibular joint pain.” While there are many massage types and treatments, AllCure Spine & Sports Medicine says that their therapists choose what techniques are deemed necessary to treat you, the patient after carefully understanding your needs and wants. Stretching is almost always included in your massage because it is a very important part of sport therapy.
I know there are mixed reviews on Chiropractic care. You either love it or hate it. I’m not telling you that you have to go get chiropractic work done, but you should at least consider it if you are out of other options, or want an additional way to try and help or fix your pain. I highly recommend everyone doing the research on the ways that chiropractic care can benefit you and also looking into the right choice for a chiropractor for yourself. Monroe Township chiropractor Anthony Alfieri, D.C., M.S. at AllCure Spine & Sports Medicine is one of the best chiropractors in the Monroe Township (Middlesex County) New Jersey area specializing in chiropractic care and wellness. If you check out their reviews and testimonials, you can see for yourself how he has helped some of his patients manage their pain.
If there is one thing I cannot stress enough to you it is for you to stretch! It warms up your muscles, in order to limit or prevent injuries, it can help with old injuries (if you are stretching properly, of course), it creates long and lean muscles, and it can help with range of motion. If you are not stretching, you definitely need to start now!