One in five Australians over the age of 45 are living with a chronic pain condition. Either resulting from an injury, surgery, musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, or other medical conditions such as joint pain, endometriosis, migraines and many more.
With 19% of Australians living with chronic pain of some sort, majority of them have been or will be prescribed pain medication (analgesics). While medications abound, the use of both over-the-counter and prescription nonsteroidal medications are frequently recommended, but persistent long term use of these medications may cause serious side effects alongside addiction. Although these nonsteroidal medications may be effective, is it time to turn to nature for a safer and possibly more effective alternative?
Chronic pain can impact your everyday life, from working or being active in your house or community. About 25% of chronic pain suffers will then go on to be diagnosed with Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS), alongside the pain, they may also face depression and anxiety.
Chronic pain isn’t always curable. Unfortunately for so many Australians and those worldwide suffering from chronic pain, there is no magic pill or intervention that makes chronic pain go away. But what about managing your chronic pain?
Putting together a pain management plan may assist chronic pain suffers in their journey. While every person and their condition is different, pain management is important for ongoing pain control.
"An approach to pain management that integrates evidence-based pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments can ease pain and reduce reliance on medication," says Rockville (MD). Included in this, is therapeutic exercise. This type of exercise may increase strength, balance, flexibility, improve posture and enhance over-all general well-being. Through exercise, endorphins, which are brain chemicals, help improve your mood while also blocking pain signals. Seek further guidance from your doctor about what exercise is right for you.
Along with exercise, consuming a healthy nutritional diet is important in many ways. With thousands of stories from our Turmeric User Group on Facebook, and stories our customers share with us about their journey with chronic pain and our turmeric bars, is it time to turn to nature and implement it as part of the pain management plan?
Turmeric Life Co-Founder and Turmeric Researcher Doug English says: “Most pain and especially chronic pain is caused by inflammation, whether inflammation is in the gut, joints or elsewhere, it’s inflammation. Even endometriosis is a result of inflammation. Turmeric is a well-known and incredibly effective anti-inflammatory and has been used for centuries. By digesting turmeric, it reduces inflammation and in turn reduces chronic pain.”
Take a 30-day challenge: alongside your current pain management plan, include our nutritionally available turmeric wholefood bars for 30 days. You will be surprised how fast your body reacts and we have a sneaking suspicion you will love Dr Doug forever when he shows you the way to a happier body. Let us know if you feel the difference!
National Pain Week, held from the 26th of July to the 1st August this year, allows us and many others to raise awareness of people who are living with chronic pain, that often feel isolated by their pain. Join our Facebook group 'Turmeric User Group', to find people that suffer the same condition as you and tell us your story!