MANAGING CHRONIC PAIN
Living with the chronic pain can be challenging. Belmont Natural Health Center has strategies to relieve and deal with it better.
Ask the Expert –
When does pain become chronic pain?
Technically, there are three stages of healing: acute, subacute, and chronic. Specifically, in relation to an injury, the tissue maturation process begins in the late subacute stage and can continue for several months. However, each body and circumstance are different, for example, minor injuries will have a quicker healing process and shorter amount of time spent in these stages. Individuals can also find themselves in a cycle of reinjury, prolonging the chronic stage. -Chronic pain is also associated with conditions such as fibromyalgia. Chronic pain is pain for a prolonged period that persists. The typical timeline is three to six months plus.
What does chronic pain do to the body?
Chronic pain effects the physical and emotional body affecting mood and mental health. To compensate pain, the body will adapt to decrease pain. Sometimes this can cause more dysfunction long term.
Can chronic pain be managed?
The good news is chronic pain can be managed and there are multiple options. Some will work better than others for each individual dependent on the variables relevant to them.
-Medication (as prescribed by medical doctor)
-Medical marijuana and CBD oil etc., is now a popular topic in relation to chronic pain
-Diet and/or supplements
-Varying health care providers (chiropractors, physiotherapists, naturopathic doctors, registered massage therapists)
-Physical activity/modifying current physical activity
What treatments does Belmont offer to assist in pain management?
Belmont Natural Health Centre has Naturopathic doctors and Registered massage therapists in house.
In relation to massage therapy they cover pain gate theory, compensation management and stress management. They will collaborate efforts with other health care providers and the client to modify treatment if needed. Massage therapy increases serotonin which reduces pain naturally.
If you require additional information about our services, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
690 Belmont Avenue West Suite 201 Kitchener, ON
Telephone: (519) 578-7489
Belmont Natural Health Centre