If you’ve ever had chronic pain… in the neck, in the back, in the wrists, then you know how incredibly life ruining it can be.
Hi, my name is Sherri Simpson. I am a 48-year-old housewife and mother of three wonderful children. For the past 7 years I have been fighting joint pains. Mainly in my wrists and lower back. It all started after I was in a car accident back in 2010.
If you are anything like me, you probably want to avoid pain pills or perscription drugs at all costs. The last thing I need in my life is another addition. (LOL) So I started testing all the natural remedies I could find. From supplements to tree bark, I have tried it all. This post is my top natural 3 pain remedies. The first is…
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color and unique flavor. It contains the compound curcumin, an antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radical molecules that can damage cells and tissue.
Turmeric can also be used for the treatment of many conditions, including:
Some people with OA also turn to turmeric as a natural pain reliever because it helps relieve inflammation.
Among the most common home pain remedies is applying heat and ice directly to sites of pain. While this treatment may seem obvious, not everyone’s clear on exactly when to use ice versus heat.
Applying an ice pack to reduce swelling and inflammation shortly after you experience a strained muscle, tendon, or ligament may bring relief. Interestingly, once the inflammation has disappeared, heat may help reduce the stiffness that comes with sprains and strains.
A cold pack used briefly on the head may also help take away the pain of a headache.
If your painful problem is arthritis, moist heat applied to the affected joint will help more than ice. Moist heat packs can be warmed in the microwave and used many times, making them effective and easy to use.
The third option I like to use is Fish Oil.
Fish oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and inflammation plays a large role in pain, says Michael Cronin, ND, a naturopathic physician in Scottsdale, Az., and immediate past president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
In one study, researchers instructed patients with neck or back pain to take 1200 milligrams a day of fish oil supplements. After 75 days on fish oil, more than half of the 125 patients who reported back said they had stopped their prescription painkillers.
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