Chronic pain, by definition, is pain that lasts significantly longer than the fleeting variety. Anyone unfortunate enough to experience chronic pain, in one of its many forms, is familiar with how challenging it can be to deal with long-term pain.
In acknowledging Chronic Pain Awareness Month, it’s important to understand that pain can come in many forms and escalate when not addressed. Pain, such as lower abdominal pain or bloating, associated with our digestive system, and habits can take, among many, the form of ulcerative colitis; irritable bowel syndrome; crohns disease. These diseases affect a significant percentage of the general population, ranging from 10-15% in all adults!
Pain associated with our digestive system, and habits (otherwise known as our Gastrointestinal system) can take, among many, the form of ulcerative colitis; irritable bowel syndrome; crohns disease. These diseases affect a significant percentage of the general population, ranging from 10-15% in all adults!
Those percentages are perhaps as important as symptoms and remedies, because they bring to light how many us can relate to dealing with chronic pain, and how many more go day to day without a diagnosis. Identifying the source of your pain is step one, and it’s not always an easy step to take. Thankfully, step two begins with treating the pain, and ends with returning to our lives, healthy.
Here’s the reality of diagnosing the source of one’s chronic pain: root causes can take months to identify properly, and at times more. Patience is an utmost asset during a period of testing, where foods are scrutinized and pieces of evidence come together slowly.
Lending to the problem is a sense of isolation, stemming from how little these issues are communicated properly. These are diseases rarely discussed among peers due to the nature of their symptoms, and can leave those suffering through them feeling alone and secretive – mentalities that never lend themselves to seeking help from those qualified to give it.
The question Chronic Pain Awareness Month is asking is this: with 10-15% of the adult population suffering from one of these diseases, why aren’t more professionals and individuals talking about it? Chronic constipation alone represented a significant peak for market research companies, whose sales of laxatives were estimated at over a billion dollars in 2016.
The good news is that there are countless ways to alleviate chronic pain symptoms – from better dietary habits to over-the-counter prescriptions. Cornerstone advocates for many, but Colon Hydrotherapy Treatments are particularly effective in that they assist in treating many of the diseases outline here, while alleviating constipation caused by: medication; fecal impactation; lifestyle; spinal cord injuries; gut disorders; emotional and sexual trauma; stress; anxiety; depression; IBS; underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism); diabetes.
Chronic Pain Awareness Month marks an opportunity to gather new information, speak with experts, and get your health back on track. Contact Cornerstone if you’re interested in learning more via consultation, or booking an appointment for our colonics services.