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Topical Gels and Natural Treatments for Pain

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There is a more natural and safer way to alleviate your pain!

TOPICAL CREAMS AND OILS THAT CAN HELP WITH YOUR PAIN

Cryoderm

cryoderm for shoulder pain

Cryoderm is a formula designed not only to alleviate pain, but it's ingredients also facilitate healing. Cryoderm is available in a spray, gel and roll-on. If your pain is not in your hands or feet, the roll-on application preferred because the roll-on can be used the physically massage the region during the application process. If you have the spray bottle, be careful not to overspray on to the face, especially cautious to avoid any over spray into the eyes, as it will burn terribly. The spray option is great if you want to share with friends and loved ones.  CLICK HERE to learn more about Cryoderm.

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Therapeutic Oils That May Help

Before using any topical therapeutic oil, check with your health care provider to verify it is appropriate for you to try, and do a spot test to make sure your skin will not negatively react to the essential oil.

ESSENTIAL OIL OF PEPPERMINT FOR MUSCLE ACHES 

Essential oil of peppermint is good for tense muscles. It has a nice cooling effect, which also helps diminish muscle aches. Massage three to four drops of peppermint oil into the area of pain.  

ESSENTIAL OIL OF CLOVE FOR MUSCLE TENSION 

Essential oil of clove is also good for muscle tension. Clove has a nice warming effect, which helps relax tense muscles. Massage three to four drops of clove oil into the area of pain.

ESSENTIAL OIL OF LAVENDER FOR RELAXATION

Essential oil of lavender is a calming oil. Massage three to four drops of lavender oil into the chest. Combine this with some deep-breathing techniques, and feel your stress melt away.

ESSENTIAL OIL OF MARJORAM FOR INCREASED BLOOD FLOW

Essential oil of marjoram opens up blood flow, which helps facilitate healing. Massage three drops into the area of the body where you are experiencing the most tension. 

ESSENTIAL OIL OF CYPRESS FOR EDEMA

Essential oil of cypress reduces swelling, which can cause pain and limit healing. Massage a drop or two of cypress oil onto the regions that are swollen.

My Advice On Using Natural Remedies

You can seek advice from a naturopath or another health practitioner who is well versed in herbs to find out if other herbal remedies would be better for your specific needs. However, like prescription medication, I am not a fan of relying on a surplus of pills, tinctures, etc. Natural or not, such treatments should be used sparingly so they work when you need them.

 This is why it is important to have good practitioners on your healing team. It takes a village to help you obtain your optimal wellness!

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HEAT OR ICE?

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING PAIN and are looking for an alternative to over-the-counter pain relievers, temperature therapy may be an option. Heat therapy and ice therapy are useful, and sometimes can be used interchangeably. 

Heat Therapy

Heat is a great analgesic (pain reducer) and opens up capillary beds, bringing more blood to the region that is experiencing pain. This is great for tight muscles. However, heat therapy is also inflammatory. If your knee pain is caused by inflammation, heat can make it worse.

Ice Therapy

Like heat, ice is a great analgesic. But ice is also an anti-inflammatory. Ice therapy is a suitable treatment for acute injuries (during the inflamed state) because ice therapy causes your blood vessels to constrict, which reduces blood supply to the region. But if you don’t have any inflammation, ice therapy is unhealthy for tissues already starved for blood, as with knee pain that is caused by spastic muscles. 

Careful!

Be careful with heat and ice. They are very effective tools when used correctly, but they can be dangerous when used incorrectly or to treat the wrong ailment.

Patients often make an emergency visit to my office after sleeping with a heating pad. This is a dangerous practice. It is too easy to overheat the region and wake up in a terribly inflamed state.

It is also dangerous to sleep with an ice pack, especially if you are on pain pills. I have had more than one patient wake up with frostbite under an ice pack after having slept with one.

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Drummond Chiropractic, LLC
Best Chiropractors in Bloomington
We don't mask your pain, we get to the root cause so you don't just feel well but will BE well.
565 N Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 336 - 2423

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Our Location: Drummond Chiropractic

565 North Walnut Street | Bloomington, IN 47404

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