Naturally Healing Your Pain in Los Angeles | Dr. Drew Hall

Naturally Healing Your Pain in Los Angeles

Naturally Healing Your Pain in Los Angeles

Naturally Healing Your Pain – Los Angeles Upper Cervical Chiropractic

I see health clinics advertise for ‘pain management’ on their signs sometimes while I’m exploring a new part of Los Angeles. It’s a difficult concept to me: managing pain. Personally I want my pains eliminated. I want to heal, and get back to living.

You could see the situations where management may be the only option. After a necessary surgery or a broken bone, there is some guaranteed residual pain. Healing hurts sometimes. Well, what type of pain management is good and what isn’t? Do you want to take medications and the associated risks? How about injections and the side-effects? The problem with these interventions is what they do to you in order to reduce your pain.

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For example: Glucocorticoids. A natural chemical made in your body, they help your body manage inflammation. The idea behind using injecting a synthetic formulation into your joints is to reduce inflammation in damaged painful joints. Sounds good right?

Well, why is the joint inflamed in the first place? Inflammation is a natural immune and nervous system response to damage. It pools blood into the area of damage which increases heat, metabolism and the availability of nutrients and blood cells. Inflammation is healing. So what happens when we use anti-inflammatory drugs? You’ve injected far more of these substances into your system that the body is used to dealing with. Now, you run the risk of slowing the healing process and causing longer lasting complications.

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What about prescription medications? Common pain medications like Oxycodone carry side-effects like dizziness and vomiting and are infamous for how addictive they can be. Even non-prescription NSAIDS like ibuprofen come with a laundry list of side-effects. Additionally, when someone feels good, they generally go about business as usual right? Well what happens when you have ankle pain, do not address the cause, and take pain medication that makes it feel fine? You’ll use it. Without fixing the cause of the problem, you’ll further damage the joint and cause more problems down the line.

At the end of the day it is important to make an informed decision on your health. A good doctor will counsel you on what methods are worth the risk and help you manage the pain management. Like-wise, a good doctor wouldn’t ask you to live in pain.

While you are dealing with the effects of a trauma or disease, it is important to not just focus on the symptoms, like pain, but also the cause. After all, getting yourself out of pain doesn’t necessarily mean you are healthy. It is critical to long-term healing that you find the cause of the symptom, and fix it.

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 why our offices have the focus that they do, it’s why we approach pain management in Los Angeles the way we do. We aren’t so concerned about the lion’s sore toe are we are getting the thorn out of it… Your body heals on its own. What it needs is help in getting the roadblocks to healing out of the way. When examining a new patient our goal is to find what may be inhibiting your nervous system’s ability to direct the healing process. Then, we let you rest on nature’s operating table, and heal like your body was made to.

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Dr. Drew Hall is a Los Angeles and Carson Chiropractor who serves patients from Long Beach, Torrance, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Westwood, Pasadena, Culver City, Hollywood and Orange County.


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    Dr. Drew Hall and Upper Cervical Chiropractic Health Care welcomes you to our website. We have two offices in the Los Angeles area. Specialty Doctors in both Los Angeles - and Carson work with you to improve specific problem areas, nerve functions, and overall health. The Blair technique, a specialty within Upper Cervical Chiropractic, is what we practice. This technique removes impediments to normal neurological function by correcting spinal misalignments at the cranio-cervical junction (CCJ- head- skull). A specific and non-invasive correction, done after x-rays and a series of tests, precisely corrects misalignments of the neck and upper spine. Muscle strain, neck pain, migraine headaches, sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, Ménière's disease, insomnia, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and chronic back pain are among the ailments that can be improved or eliminated through this type of care.