Chronic pain can be muscular or may also be related to joints, tendons, ligaments, or bones. Frequent surgeries are often the cause. In any case, chronic pain is a major stressor on the body and drains the adrenal glands of their ability to produce adequate amounts of hormones. Over time, this can create additional hormone imbalance in the thyroid or sex hormones.
Naturopaths often treat individuals suffering from chronic pain by addressing adrenal hormone levels.
There are many natural alternatives to pain medications, including intravenous vitamins, supplements, herbal medicines, and acupuncture. With the correct treatment, patients are often able to lower painkiller doses or come off drugs altogether. If this not possible, colon hydrotherapy and other treatments help with a major side effect of pain medications: constipation.
If you are interested in treating chronic pain naturally, call our office to schedule an appointment with an ALETRIS naturopathic physician.