Physical Trauma

Physical Trauma

You know when your body has been cut, bruised, and strained. Minor bleeding can be treated with herbs that help control the bleeding and reduce the potential for infection.  Be bruises and strains can be helped with herbs that are anti-inflammatory, relaxing and relieve pain.

Massage and Chiropractic or Osteopathic manipulation can be helpful especially with trauma resulting in musculoskeletal pain and limited motion. These are more effective when used soon after the injury.

It is important to know that your physical trauma can be caused not just by accidents or violence. Overdoing exercise and other movement activities that do not allow a recovery from the stressful event are not beneficial. Hormesis is a short burst of stressful activity. This is beneficial and makes you stronger and more resilient. Your body is designed to walk and run. Your endurance is a survival mechanism that has allowed the human species to thrive. Taking endurance to your limit as in marathons may not help you in the long run.

Do your own research and listen to your body. Exercise should be fun and healthy!

James Brent DDS

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