In this video Dr. Dean Smith discusses a natural approach to pain relief with emphasis on lifestyle. This a broad overview of how nutrition, exercise, sleep, smoking, stress, chiropractic and other factors can influence our pain.
Below are some practical resources to help you implement some of the pain relieving strategies discussed in the video:
Dean Smith, DC, PhD, husband, and father of two children, is a highly respected health and wellness authority. He is a chiropractor at Essence of Wellness Chiropractic Center and a researcher and clinical professor at Miami University.
Dr. Smith incorporates lifestyle intervention (exercise, nutrition, other non-drug methods) with chiropractic adjustments and other manual methods to encourage optimal wellness. He has helped countless adults and children lead a life of wellness.
His research interests lie broadly in the area of human movement and coordination. He is most interested in how chiropractic, exercise and rehabilitation affect human performance.
His scientific articles have been published in such journals as Human Movement Science, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Chiropractic Research Journal, Chiropractic and Osteopathy and The Open Neurology Journal. His training includes a Master’s degree in exercise science, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a PhD in brain and cognitive science with a focus on motor control and coordination. The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic has awarded him with the International Chiropractic Sport Science Diploma (ICSSD).
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[…] There are many ways to treat myofascial trigger points. Stretching the muscle can help, using a cooling spray on the skin before stretching the muscle can be help, massage and pressure to the muscle along with stretching and manual therapy may provide further benefit. Other means to try to treat trigger points include transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) which administers electricity via pads applied to the skin, acupuncture, ultrasound and low level laser therapy, dry needling, and injections with various types of medication. One should also try to find the reason for the appearance of trigger points to try to prevent them from recurrence. Perhaps sustained postures may be contributing or nutrient deficiencies, or an inflammatory diet, or workplace ergonomics. See this video for ways to try to reduce pain naturally. […]