Many people are walking around with chronic inflammation, caused from stress, asthma, poor diet, weight gain, smoking, etc. Chronic inflammation can also be caused from an acute inflammation attack. Chronic pain is caused from chronic inflammation and 100 million Americans have it. Chronic inflammation needs to be attended to because it can lead to cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, oral disease, etc. If we reduce chronic inflammation, we can reduce chronic pain. So how can we decrease inflammation? Inflammation can be decreased naturally by eating a healthy diet, exercising, reducing stress, and getting enough sleep.
People tend to use anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, aspirin, Vioxx, Celebrex, Cortisone etc., which all have side effects like ulcers and increased risk of blood clots. There are natural herbs that are shown to reduce pain and inflammation of which are: turmeric (contains curcumin), boswellia, fish oil, probiotics, comfrey, devil’s claw, cherries, and arnica to name a few. Most people will search the internet for natural ways to reduce pain and inflammation and pick and choose from the long list of items. Some are better than others and work better in a specific combination. Therefore, we recommend certain products at our office. For example, boswellia can better target pain and inflammation than curcumin. One of our products we offer in our office is both a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory and has no side effects! Dr. Cerami vets different supplements out to make sure we provide the best supplements to provide results.