It is a common reoccurring question when it comes to pain what is better and of course safer:

Vitamins or Painkillers?

Having treated a great many people over the years suffering all various types of pain, my primary concern is looking at the underlying causes of the pain:

Pain is our body indicator that something is wrong and sends a message to our brain so that it is able to put in the necessary processes to heal the pain.

However if the cause of the pain is because of a myriad of underlying problems, it is necessary then to peel away the issues so as to work out what is the major contributor to the pain.

Therefore when it comes to a long term solution for overcoming the pain neither painkillers nor vitamins will solve the underlying cause or causes of the pain.

They may both have their place when it comes to short term solution.

However when it comes to long-term solution of pain or any other chronic (Long term symptoms within your body):

It is of vital importance that lifestyle changes are put into place to not only overcome pain but also prevent any further damage or harm to your body.

Initial Treatments of Common Pain Problems

If you have sustained an injury or an accident pain will be inevitable remembering that it is the communication system to your body.

The first thing to do if you have had an accident or injury is to stop whatever it is you are doing and get immediate first aid assistance until definitive medical treatment can be accessed, or until the illness or injury is fully dealt with. .

Depending on the extent of the accident or injury then further Professional Health medical investigation needs to take place to ensure full extent of injury.

Pain killers will blocked the pain allowing your body to recover from the initial shock or trauma.

Vitamins such as curcumin otherwise known as turmeric is a wonderful antioxidant and will help as will vitamin C supplements.

These vitamins are safer when taken as recommended by a health professional than painkiller medication for taking after the initial pain of the accident or injury has subsided to a bearable level.

Headaches or Migraines if these are suffered from on a regular basis, then it is important to seek once again Professional help. A major cause of headaches is dehydration not drinking enough water, inadequate nutrition, excess alcohol consumption or drinking of caffeinated drinks also an overload of highly processed foods with high sugar content.

Neck and Shoulder pain symptoms are often associated with headaches and migraines. These can occur from stress either physical, emotional or long term eating of harmful foods.

Arthritic and Joint pain - can be prevented and well managed by becoming mindful of our diet - and also engaging in regular exercise each day.

For further support - "Can Vitamins be harmful"
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Hi I’m Julie,

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(Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine)

I learnt very early in my life that there was much more to health than meets the eye

To achieve “Optimal Health” is about taking control of every aspect of YOU and YOUR LIFE:

That “Optimal Health” is only possible when we understand the unity of our mind, emotions connections to our physical body then our soul that inner voice that knows what is good and not good for us: Not to aim for Perfection but for Connection.

I love to work with people who dedicated who want to succeed in all areas of their life with the understanding that "Health is the very foundation for this to be possible"

So for over 26 years, I have worked with thousands of people in clinical practice prescribing herbal & homoeopathic remedies: implementing dietary changes so as to accommodate the best nutrition and life balance possible:Group and individual Health & Lifestyle Coaching to achieve the Happiest, Healthiest and Most Successful Life Possible.

My Professional Qualifications include Diplomas in Naturopathic, Herbal: Homoeopathic & Nutritional Medicine: Remedial & Therapeutic Massage Therapy: Body Mind Balancing Cognitive Counselling, Life Coaching & Massage: & Natural Beauty:

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