According to the Institute of Medicine, Chronic Pain affects at least 116 million Americans each year. Yes, 116 million! The most common areas of chronic pain are back/neck, joints, headaches and stomach/cramps. Thankfully, there are many natural options that can help. Make sure that when you are choosing your products you check for quality. For instance, a good supplement has no fillers and contains targeted nutrients that your body will recognize and utilize. Here are some to check out, and make sure to talk to your primary health care physician to devise the best approach for you.
Back and Neck Pain
The Thera Crane is an amazingly simple yet effective self-massager that makes it easy to apply pain-relieving deep compression directly to hard, knotted “trigger points” anywhere they occur – breaking up tension even in the hardest-to-reach muscles. Many chronic pain sufferers swear by it! Another option for back pain is taking a magnesium and calcium supplement because it helps to support nerve and muscle health which is connected to back pain. Finally, check out Emu-Rub for stiffness and nerve support–especially if you suffer from a chronic stiff neck. Emu oil has been used for thousands of years as a Natural medicine by the Aborigines of Australia.
Glucosamine & Chondroitin plus MSM is one of the most recognized supplements for joint health. Studies have shown that these nutrients provide dietary components that support healthy joint structure and function. Tumeric is gaining popularity for joint health because of its anti-inflammatory capabilities. Finally, joint homeopathics may help to temporarily relieve symptoms associated with arthritis and other painful joint conditions. This water-based gel features targeted homeopathic components and blend of herbs that absorb quickly into the skin.
Hyland’s Headache is a traditional homeopathic formula that helps headaches that are either right or left sided and may extend to the base of the neck. Echinacea is typically known for immune support but can also help with those dreadful sinus headaches. The key is its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which help to fight sinus issues. Also, if you get consistent headaches, don’t discard the potential for a grain or gluten allergy.