Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
Many of the patients that consult Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor and Naturopath Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP are looking for natural alternatives because of experiencing adverse reactions and side-effects to pain medications.
Pain is the body’s warning of tissue damage. There are two primary causes of tissue damage: (1) mechanical damage from compression, tension, or torsion (twisting) and (2) chemical damage, resulting in inflammation in the tissues. (Severe temperature changes also result in chemical damage to the cells.) Dr. Moellendorf points out that by understanding the aberrant physiology causing the pain, the proper treatment to maximize healing can be determined.
Pain from compression, tension, and torsion is most often seen with improper movement in the joints of the body. Correcting the inappropriate motion can be done by manipulation of the joint to unlock or realign it, as done by the Chiropractic adjustment. This is the first step in the healing process. Dr. Moellendorf states patient comfort can be enhanced by the using ice and possibly proteolytic enzymes to reduce swelling, herbs such as passiflora and valerian to reduce the muscle spasm, and white willow bark or a TENS unit to reduce the pain. Dr. Moellendorf, along with many other natural health practitioners, has found that the use of these therapies often rivals the use of medications in controlling the pain without all the side effects.
In the case of chemical damage causing inflammation, the offending chemical exposure needs to be removed. For many inflammatory and auto-immune diseases, th
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