Chronic And Acute, Aches And Pains


Nearly everyone, at one time, or another, suffers from some types of aches and pains. In some cases, these are chronic discomforts, while others are acute. Some may require immediate attention, while other may, merely need, some rest, in order to recover. In the vast number of these instances, it might make sense to proceed, in a wellness – oriented way, but, before determining, the best way to proceed, you should consult with your health practitioner/ professional, in order to ensure, these ailments, are ordinary aches and pains, and not caused by some, underlying, more serious condition. Once you have done that, and rules out serious issues, then, you may want to consider, some alternative remedies, and approaches, to reduce the discomfort, etc. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, some relevant considerations, etc.

1. Chronic versus acute: Begin by understanding, whether you have a chronic or an acute condition. Chronic ones, which you have had, for a considerable period, while acute ones, seem to appear, over – night! Some conditions which bring about chronic ailments, include: suffering from the effects of arthritis; lower back discomfort (especially in the morning), etc. You may experience acute discomforts, because of extreme exercise, quick movements, twisting, weather conditions, etc. How one approaches a chronic condition, as opposed to an acute one, is often different!

2. Alternative possibilities: Massage therapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, and other alternative, wellness treatments, are often helpful, in treating certain, specific ailments, aches and pains. Personally, I have taken advantage of many of these, including massage, homeopathic remedies, and acupuncture, and, found, quite a bit of assistance, from using these. I’ve, successfully, had acupuncture treatments, for my shoulder, lower back, and knee (chronic conditions), as well as to relieve the after – effects, of oral surgery (acute pain). For muscle soreness, especially acute types, massage therapy, often is helpful. Many chronic conditions might be helped by using homeopathic remedies, such as addressing: the symptoms of arthritis; evening leg cramps; early symptoms of colds, etc. There are also, several topical remedies, which might help, including: hemp cream; kinesiology tape, herbal treatments (such as turmeric, etc); and creams, which contain components, such as arnica, calendula, etc.

There is no, one – size – fits – all, approach, to addressing, many of life’s aches and pains! When one listens to his health professional, and combines it, with wellness approaches, we often observe happier, healthier, more comfortable, pain sufferers!