Updated: Jan 27
Did you know that about 20% of the adult population suffer from chronic pain? A condition is chronic when the pain in any part of your body lasts for more than 12 weeks. This can seriously affect the quality of social life, working life and personal life. Chronic pain is very poorly manageable and it is a major health care problem in Europe and in the USA because its costs are extremely high. These are shocking facts so it is very important that you know how you can reduce or even get rid of your pain.
I see this problem in my practice as well, because many clients who come to see me suffer from some kind of chronic pain.
Acute pain can be caused by an injury for example and go away within a few days or weeks, but when the pain becomes chronic it means that something is blocking the healing process in your body.
So what are the three most common causes of chronic pain and what can you do about them?
1) The first and I think the most important is food. Good nutrition is essential because nutritional deficiencies, toxic substances, food allergies and sensitivities can cause inflammation and different pain symptoms in the body. This does not seem obvious for many people but it is crucial to eat the right food to reduce any inflammation. We have to find the best nutrition for you, the one you are evolutionarily adapted to. The other thing you need to do is to avoid all the toxic and inflammatory foods. Changing your diet might be enough to heal your pain.
2) Movement - the wrong type or a lack of exercise seem to be a more obvious reason for any physical pain. Too much sitting, too little but also excessive exercise can be harmful. You have to find the right type and the right amount of physical activity and you might need professional help in this. Many people tend to think that the more exercise, the better, but this is not necessarily true.
3) Old injuries or scars - in some cases, pain from scar tissue may come on years later. This pain can be caused by nerves or from an old severe injury that affects underlying bones and joints.
4) Stress - plays a big part as well. Emotional imbalance, chronic stress, lack of sleep might all be responsible for your chronic pain. That’s why stress management is crucial too. You must handle your stress effectively to be able to get rid of your pain.
If you have tried everything but you are still in pain and you don’t want to take painkillers, you might need help. Nutritional consultation and pain treatments with two extremely powerful devices, the Tennant Biomodulator and Vitalfeld Bioresonance Therapy are available in my practice to support your body to regain its balance.
"Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes."
George Orwell, 1984