Any pain is debilitating, so supporting the central nervous system is essential for a healthy neurotransmitter activity to keep pain under control.
Neurotransmitters such as dopamine, noradrenaline and serotonin are essential to help with pain and prevent mental health disease, as there is a known link between ongoing pain and anxiety or depression.
Types of pain can include:
- Any type of Arthritis
- Chronic illness
- Mental Health problems
- Trouble sleeping
- Brain Fog
Simple lifestyle changes are the best steps to address pain. A healthy diet which has been adapted to individual needs and conditions, not smoking, regular exercise, healthy social life and managing stress all play a role in reducing and preventing conditions such as hypertension, stroke, obstructive lung disease, back pain, diabetes, chronic pain and autoimmune diseases (Peacock, 2010).
Did you know that sleep deprivation compounds the issue of chronic pain? It also impacts cognitive and physical function (Coren 2009; Ohayon et al., 2004). The optimal hours of REM sleep is 8-10 hours, anything less can cause, injury, illness, heart disease, high blood pressure, fatigue, anxiety depression, insomnia which all contribute to chronic pain (National Sleep Foundation, 2013).
At Focus Nutritional Medicine, we make a case-by-case assessment regarding the course of treatment to help each individual take gain control of their health to manage and reduce pain and prevent further disease.