NSAIDs, Medication and Alternatives to Pain and Inflammation Management
In every medicine cabinet in America, you will find Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Each year, millions of Americans use these medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation within the body. As with any medication, however, there are risks involved. Within the last 15 years, America has seen an increase in the number of patients admitted to the hospital for gastrointestinal bleeding associated with NSAIDs, allergic reactions, decreased kidney function, and heart attack/ stroke resulting from Ibuprofen and other non-aspirin NSAIDs. Kevin Lucas, New Hope Regeneration co-founder and health and wellness advocate, hopes to educate the public on the dangers related to the frequent use of NSAIDs and offer other safe, long-lasting alternatives to pain and inflammation management. Below, Kevin Lucas of New Hope Regeneration will share several alternative recommendations for people looking to reduce pain and inflammation without relying on NSAIDs.
Structural Integration, or SI, is a process-based variation of somatic education and involves manual therapy and adjusting the way patients use and move their bodies. Instead of treating symptoms, practitioners will help patients integrate internally between systems through movements’ education and practice. How the body relates to an environment directly impacts the way a patient moves, postures, and holds tension. By changing the body’s reaction to certain environments, patients will notice patterns of tension and pain no longer affect them.
Infiniti Cell Therapy
Infiniti Cell Therapy is a long-lasting, regenerative therapy that stimulates and strengthens the body’s internal repair system to heal chronic pain. Infiniti Cells are sourced from donated healthy human umbilical cords and are regenerative, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory. Patients suffering from chronic pain and other debilitating conditions such as MS, autoimmune conditions, and Fibromyalgia have found Infiniti Cell Therapy’s long-lasting health benefits life-changing and crucial for their pain management.
Alternating Hot and Cold Therapy
For hundreds of years, hot and cold therapy has existed in cultures around the world. While it may be a simplistic remedy, its effectiveness remains untested. This therapy is highly recommended for people experiencing osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, and Fibromyalgia. The heat treatment portion of Alternating Hot and Cold Therapy helps to promote blood flow in the injured area and relax the surrounding muscles. The following cold treatment reduces inflammation by constricting blood vessels and decreasing circulation to the injured area.