Chronic Pain: Management vs. Treatment
Written by: Immuno Labs
An estimated sixth of the entire U.S. population is affected by at least one type of chronic pain disorder.
The need for treatment options is great and the knowledge of chronic disorders is beginning to become more widespread. However, there are still a significant amount of physicians and patients that are unaware of the benefits of alternative treatments(1).
Patients that experience chronic pain may be exhibiting symptoms that are attributed with several different autoimmune diseases. Diagnosing these diseases is essential to the betterment of the patient. With the new research and diagnosis methods that are available, patients are likely to seek alternatives to conventional medicine.
Learn more about alternative medicines and the changing viewpoints on its effectiveness:
Chronic Pain: Causes and Conventional Treatment
The causes of chronic pain conditions are not entirely known. The symptoms are as diversified as the patients making diagnosis often difficult. Autoimmune diseases and deficiencies are many times the contributors to chronic pain symptoms. Once patients have been properly informed, effective treatment may become possible.
The cause of the rheumatic disease fibromyalgia has yet to be defined by researchers. Experts generally believe that combinations of chemical, hormonal and environmental factors are major influences on the development of the disorder(2).
Studies on fibromyalgia show that patients often exhibit additional disorders or syndromes. To treat any one of a patient’s symptoms is to potentially increase or manifest another. Depression and headaches are often managed with pain medication and/or antidepressants. The treatment methods that are traditionally used, such as prescription medications, do little to treat any chronic pain disorders and over half of individuals prescribed medication claim to not see any improvement or relief from it(3).
There are common threads that are apparent in all of these chronic pain conditions. The symptoms show the correlation that nutrition has been realized to have with many chronic disorders. In fact, it is a major contributor or deterrent to the advancement of these conditions, in many cases(2).
For several decades, clinical trials have been conducted by private and public organizations. Studies reveal a significant environmental connection between people affected with various chronic conditions(2). They also reveal that there is a substantial amount of misinformation and conservative skepticism about the relevance of environmental, specifically nutritional influence in the development and progression of these unfortunate maladies(1).
There has been an emergence of data that suggests foods such as: milk & egg products, wheat, corn, meats, nuts and chocolate can increase pain in patients. Certain patients may have a toxic reactivity to any one of the foods listed and possibly others that are not. Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions have a higher tendency to show reactivity; but studies are ongoing(4).
Studies have shown consecutively that certain foods are directly related to the symptoms that patients experience; negatively and positively(4). The chemical reactivity of select individuals can cause toxins to be released into the body on a regular basis.
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Bloodprint 154 by Immuno Labs
One of the biggest problems that physicians previously faced when dealing with chronic disorders was that identifying toxic foods was not accomplishable. Fortunately, the Immuno Labs staff continuesdeveloping and providing accurate hematological toxicity data with an extensive check of 154 foods and spice.
The Bloodprint tests, performed by Immuno Labs for the last quarter century, have yielded data that is both incisive and consistent. The Bloodprint 154 is the most thorough Bloodprint test that Immuno Labs currently offers. It has been established in order to test the toxic food reactivity that patients experience from the foods that they eat on a daily basis. In order to establish the Bloodprint of each specific patient, the 154 test covers a broad list of foods and spices. For a complete list, click on the following link: