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Chronic Pain & Inflammation

Identifying Inflammatory Triggers: How to Fight Inflammation in Your Body

Inflammation is your immune system’s response to a perceived threat. When you are injured or fighting off an infection, inflammation is crucial for maintaining health and healing. But sometimes, this immune response happens when it shouldn’t.  Exposure to toxins, chronic stress, and eating unhealthy foods can all trigger long-lasting inflammation in your body that persists…

Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Arthritis

If you have aches and pains from arthritis, you know how difficult moving your joints can be, and the prospect of your symptoms worsening over time is daunting, to say the least. A poorly functioning immune system can cause chronic inflammation, which is the fundamental problem behind arthritis. Conventional treatments for arthritis rely on using…

Chronic Inflammation Examples: When to Seek Help

A mild fever? A twisted ankle? A lot of us brush off inflammation as being “normal.” And, let’s be honest, inflammation doesn’t sound that serious when far more worrisome conditions like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes are out there. However, researchers have suspected for years that these health issues and more have one common trigger:…

How Does a Person Get Fibromyalgia? A Doctor Explains

Imagine being so tired that you can’t function. You can’t work your day job or do household chores without needing to go back to bed after an hour or two. Now imagine that in addition to this extreme fatigue, you feel a deep, aching pain throughout your body in your bones, joints, and tissues. This…

Why is Inflammation Bad? Here’s What it Does to Your Body

If you fall and scrape your knee, the inflammatory response is activated immediately. White blood cells and fluid rush to your wound, protecting nearby tissue and fighting off infection. You may experience pain, swelling, heat, or tingling as your body heals itself. If you catch a virus, inflammation will cause fluid to build up throughout…