Recurrent body pain is not an inescapable life sentence. Like a lot of people, perhaps you have struggled with such pain for years despite having seen doctors, taken various medicine cocktails, and participated in some form of physical therapy.
Despite all these measures taken, your pain has continued. Occasionally your pain sneaks up on you and debilitates you for a period. Or it stalks you in the background of your life, never showing its face but shadowing your every mood and causing you tremendous, persistent unease.
These metaphors relate well to conditions like migraines and headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, and neck pain. These examples of musculoskeletal pain are well known, but the myriad assortment of underlying causes relating to each is still foggy at best.
With migraines, for example, discovering your triggers and making lifestyle changes is the best advice most experts can offer. Despite superficial relief through meds, there are no cures for migraines. Other body pains are similar in that their specific underlying causes are a mystery and their cures remain elusive.
In these cases, your best bet is to uncover the deep network of interconnected health issues that might be the cause of your recurring body pain.
Concerning recurrent body aches and neck pain, a very likely culprit is your thyroid. Approximately 50+ million Americans have an underperforming and/or compromised thyroid. It's not known precisely what impairs thyroid function. Stress, toxins, pollution, chemicals and nutritional deficiencies are thought to be causes--but these are only the tip of the iceberg.
Though a variety of factors can affect thyroid function, its inability to function properly often manifests similarly in most cases. Symptoms may include lethargy and depression, fatigue, overall body aches, joint and neck pain, headaches and migraines, weight gain, and a host of other musculoskeletal complaints.
Too often, results from your thyroid tests come back normal, suggesting there is no deeper issue beneath your recurrent body pain. Your doctor might attribute your episodes exclusively to stress, too many long days seated at your desk, not enough sleep, etc.
While reversing any of the above is helpful, doing so won't necessarily stop your recurring pains. It might also be true your thyroid tests seem normal because your case is one of subclinical hypothyroidism.
The nature of subclinical hypothyroidism makes it difficult to diagnose using standard thyroid tests. In fact, extensive blood work is generally required. This is how some people can go for years, enduring body pain that never leaves them--all because their thyroid is actually impaired but doesn't appear to be according to standard thyroid tests.
If you have struggled with bodily aches, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions for years, there is hope that you can properly, fully address your pain and live a comfortable, fatigue-free life. The first change to consider is how you might go about understanding the whole nature of your health challenges.
Traditional approaches to healing often compartmentalize the human body, focusing on localities and not the whole person. But I look at all your systems, I give you a questionnaire, and get to know you. I talk with you about your medical history and your past struggles. I draw a complete picture of you. Then I step back and try to determine what is slightly out of focus.
I don't use drugs or surgery. I employ an array of diagnostic tests to penetrate the invisible web of factors causing your pain. Then I arm you with an individualized set of comprehensive, preventative measures to help you address your chronic condition.
One of my corresponding goals is to help you develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of your own body, a remarkable instrument that is always willing to heal--no matter what. I do this through my structural, neurological, metabolic approach, explaining in detail whatever you're curious about during the steps on your journey to health.
Upon coming to me, we'll begin with a consultation, complete a case review questionnaire, and conduct a dietary and nutritional evaluation. Meanwhile, I'll review your submitted medical records and determine if you've had all the appropriate tests. Last, we'll proceed to your written recommended action plan.
Bear in mind, I do not diagnose or treat medical conditions other than neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. If you come to me with thyroid issues, this presupposes your doctor has already diagnosed you. I address stubborn and persistent symptoms that have not responded to your main course of medical treatment, and I attempt to promote overall long term health and equilibrium. In other words I treat the patient, not the diagnosis, or label you have been given.
These are some of the standout therapies I've begun using in last few years:
- NANO SRT Stress Reduction Therapy is based upon the Bio-Electric Medicine theory that states all substances, loving or non, have a frequency. Gauging the body's stressors is simply a matter of mimicking these frequencies. An FDA-Cleared BioFeedback System emits frequencies representative of substances and records the body's stress responses toward these frequencies. The Nano SRT 100-point wellness inspection takes 10-12 minutes and uncovers stressors contributing to chronic health issues.
- Active Therapeutic Movements (ATM2) is a revolutionary new treatment in physical therapy that gets immediate pain relief. ATM2 can help to normalize painful central nervous system muscle patterns and improve/increase mobility. The ATM2 device is essentially an upright treatment table with three sets of belts. These belts support you safely while your troubled/painful body areas are positioned and compressed. Painful movements and trouble areas can become pain-free within minutes when using ATM2.
Give us a call today or stop by Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition for more information. I'd be happy to meet with you and discuss any of the therapeutic techniques I use. Also check out my YouTube page to view patient testimonials. Be encouraged and know you have many natural, noninvasive options for addressing your chronic pain.
For more details about the natural approach I take with my patients, take a look a the book I wrote entitled:Reclaim Your Life; Your Guide To Revealing Your Body's Life-Changing Secrets For Renewed Health. It is available in my office or at Amazon and many other book outlets.
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ALL THE BEST – DR. KARL R.O.S. JOHNSON, DC – DIGGING DEEPER TO FIND SOLUTIONS
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