Men’s Health: Chronic and Acute Pain Relief

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Yard work, playing a round of soccer with the kids, enjoying a day on the slopes, or even just a routine day at the gym…all of these and many more of life’s activities can bring on stubborn pain for many men.

Whether it’s pain that lingers and becomes chronic or pain that is acute and debilitating, aches and irritation in muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons can wreak havoc on not only hobbies, sports, and interests, but in overall, everyday life.

And while some men simply choose to live with it, missing out on enjoying life to the fullest due to pain doesn’t have to be your story, too.

Why is pain so common?
When we were younger, playing sports or even just getting up out of bed was easy! Our muscles and joints were supple and ready to be engaged.

However, as we age, we slowly lose flexibility in our muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints and we can find it more difficult to enjoy the fun of our youth without the effect of soreness the next day.

In addition, many men may have suffered a past injury in which the muscle and tendons have healed tightly.  When this muscle is pushed (be it a sport, mowing the lawn, fixing the car, etc.), it can become inflamed and irritated, making soreness and pain an unwelcome reaction.

What are typical areas of pain for men?
Although areas affected vary, most common in our office are:

– shoulder

– neck

– back

– elbow

– knee

– ankle

Specific scans such as an MRI may be needed to determine the exact area/muscle group.

What can you do about it?
Other than taking an over-the-counter pain medication (that can lead to serious health-issues such as stomach ulcers) or prescription pain medication that can make you feel drowsy or constipated, what can you do?

Actually, quite a bit!

At CNMA, we treat many men with acute and chronic pain that is affecting their lives. Through a range of therapies and supplements, we find that men can be back up and running within a relatively short period of time!

For men dealing with muscle, tendon, ligament, or joint pain, we recommend:

– Acupuncture: to restore proper blood flow and energy balance to the affected area and to decrease inflammation

– Cupping: to loosen the muscles, tendons, and ligaments

– CBD Oil or Cream: for muscle relaxation and to fight inflammation

– Curcum-Evail™ from Designs for Health®: a high dose of quality curcumin to squelch inflammation and irritation

Dr. Graves typically advises starting with acupuncture to address the pain immediately followed by strategic supplements to decrease inflammation over a long period of time.

Is pain aecting YOUR daily life?
Have you been hesitant to go to the doctor or get on prescription medication to get back into enjoying a sport or activity you’ve always loved?

Then it’s time to try something dierent.
If you are dealing with pain, are looking for an alternative to traditional pain therapy, and live in Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Centennial, Parker, Colorado Springs, or the Greater Denver Metro area, you may have just found the answer to the relief you’ve been in need of.

Please call our office at (303) 688-6698 to schedule an appointment or to order these helpful supplements.  Or click here to schedule a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation with Dr. Graves to talk about your pain and receive advice on how we can help you feel like you again.

Are you ready to get back to enjoying life? Kick pain to the curb, starting today!

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