I have never met anyone who has not complained about a little ache or pain here or there. Whether your lower back started hurting from over- extending yourself in the garden, or your knees were sore after a 3-mile walk, we all have had our share of pain. My journey with chronic pain started years ago as an 8-year-old child. I was visiting my grandmother’s house and my cousin, who was an avid skateboarder, convinced me to “hop on” the board and roll down the driveway. Before my mother left for the day, she told me not to get on the skateboard.
Well, you know all instructions completely went in one ear and out the other once she left, and my cousin said, “you will be fine, you won’t get hurt”. I jumped on the board and as my knees rattled, I got to the end of the driveway unscathed. I thought, “this isn’t bad”, and continued my skateboarding adventures. It wasn’t until we both got on and traveled down the driveway that my first experience with pain hit. We fell off the board, I went left, she went right. As I got up, I noticed my knees were scraped up, but I did not think anything of it. And after I realized I would need not one, but two band aids, my thoughts immediately turned to what my mother said and the pain in my knees quickly turned to fear because I had to face my mother when she returned to pick me up.
Fast forward to my 8th grade year in Middle School. Up to this point I was in perfect health. I remember like it was yesterday, I was getting my books from my locker, and as I closed the door and turned left, my knee turned right. After being helped up off the floor, I limped to the school nurse who proceeded to put ice on my knee, asked if I was ok, and then she called my mother. My grandmother picked me up from school and the entire ride home I heard my mom’s voice in my ear about getting on that darn skateboard years before. Needless to say, I had my first introduction to knee surgery a few weeks later.
From that day until the writing of this blog, I have had issues with chronic pain. I have had three knee surgeries and a lumbar fusion. Now I don’t know if this all stemmed from my skateboarding escapade, but what I do know is that chronic pain is not fun. It can be very debilitating, and sometimes can be the catalyst for the onset of depression. There is hope for those of us who suffer, sometimes in silence, with chronic pain. Check out this article on ways to combat chronic pain https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/11-tips-for-living-with-chronic-pain#1
I believe there are a myriad of ways to help ease pain in the body. Meditation, yoga, and traditional medication are just a few modalities that can alleviate this chronic issue. For me, I have found 3 ways that have helped me manage my own pain. One: Getting enough sleep. I am the queen of getting my proper sleep. The body repairs itself when we rest by allowing our system to “reset” itself. Two: Stretching in the morning and evening. When I get up first thing in the morning, I simply reach my arms over my head to wake my body up which helps my back feel better. Three: Reducing inflammation in the body. There are so many natural ways to reduce inflammation in our bodies. Turmeric is a spice that is known for its anti-inflammation properties. Magnesium is another mineral that is very useful in reducing inflammation. Did you know that this mineral is responsible for hundreds of biochemical reactions in our body? Here is a great article on 10 health benefits of magnesium
Recently, I was introduced to a product called Pain by HB Naturals, and although they do not claim to heal or diagnose any diseases, after using this product just one time, my knee pain has significantly decreased. Pain, by HB Naturals, is an all-natural product that contains approximately 300 mg of magnesium. Its pleasant smell and easy application make this product a staple in my medicine cabinet. Chronic pain is an issue that people suffer with daily. Traditional methods of helping the body overcome pain are great and believe me I have tried almost all of them. I have decided to try a method to help combat my own chronic pain; naturally.
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