Arthritis Pain Relief

December 9, 2008 by admin  
Filed under General Health, Pain and Pain Relief

Arthritis pain is debilitating. I know because I suffer from arthritis of the neck. It can stop you from doing almost everything that you used to enjoy doing. Even the simple act of getting out of a chair can cause agony for severe arthritis sufferers. Even if you only suffer from minor arthritis you will notice that everyday tasks can become somewhat difficult, particularly as colder weather sets in. There are many arthritis treatment options for you and this article will focus on some of the most well respected and successful treatments for arthritis.

When you visit a doctor and are diagnosed with arthritis you may be given medications such as pain relief or other prescription drugs. Not everybody feels confident taking prescription medication due to the unknown side effects and long term problems they may cause. If you are uncomfortable with these medications then consider a natural remedy for arthritis pain. Natural arthritis treatment options are becoming a very popular choice as more and more spread the word of their success via the internet.

Natural choices can include apple cider vinegar (which has many other health benefits too), MSM, glucosamine sulfate, bromelain based supplements, fish oil and of course exercise and stretching. Undertaking gentle stretches of the affected areas morning and night can greatly assist in pain relief and improve flexibility. Areas that are not arthritis riddled should still be exercised regularly to avoid any future occurrence of arthritis.

Other non-prescription medication for arthritis pain includes topical analgesics that are available over the counter at a pharmacy. One all natural topical that works really well is called “Stop Pain“.  You can even get it with MSM, Glucosamine and Boswella extract. You’ll find it at most health food stores and even some drug stores. I think Stop Pain works much better than BioFreeze, another popular topical.

You should consider all options when it comes to arthritis pain relief and arthritis treatment. Consult your doctor before trying any new arthritis pain remedy and always let your doctor know about any natural treatment you are experimenting with.

Chronic Neck Pain Relief

December 7, 2008 by admin  
Filed under General Health, Pain and Pain Relief

Chronic neck pain is a common problem among people of all ages. It can be caused for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is from an injury but other times the cause can be elusive.

My neck pain is due to a combination of scoliosis (curvature of the spine), whiplash from a car accident, arthritis and degenerative disk disease. So in other words, my neck is literally a constant pain. ;-)

Finding pain relief is vital if you are to put this problem aside to live a normal life. Because neck pain can be debilitating and because the cause is not always diagnosed, often people simply have to ease the pain rather than treat the cause. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment for your particular case of neck pain.

Physiotherapy
If your neck pain is being caused by a minor injury or strain, then physiotherapy massaging will often bring relief. It can take 5 or more sessions for long term relief to set in but many people find this to be a viable and inexpensive option.

Hot/Cold Therapy
Hot packs, moist heating pads and ice packs can provide temporary relief

Herbal Supplements
MSM can be helpful for many types of pain and joint problems. Zyflamend is a natural anti-inflammatory and pain killer than many feel is as effective as NSAIDS, without the side effects.

Acupuncture
More and more people are turning to the alternative Eastern remedy of acupuncture for many common ailments. People swear by this treatment as a cure for all sorts of conditions from arthritis to heart problems - so can it assist with the easing of neck pain? Some people have found that acupuncture completely eliminates neck pain after just a few sessions. It is worth trying this course of action if all else has failed, but always make sure you use a licensed acupuncture practitioner.

Pain Relievers
Taking pain relievers in the long term affects your health negatively. While pain medication is ideal in the initial stages of your neck pain, it is not a long term solution. Instead you should try to find natural remedies that can ease and eliminate neck pain without the side effects.

These are just a few of the methods that people use to find pain relief for chronic neck pain.