5 non-invasive pain relief techniques that really work

February 16, 2018


5 non-invasive pain relief techniques that really work

Sometimes pain has a purpose — it can alert us that we’ve sprained an ankle, for example. But for many people, pain can linger for weeks or even months, causing needless suffering and interfering with quality of life. If your pain has overstayed its welcome, you should know that you have more treatment options to address this. However, here we’ve listed eight techniques to control and reduce your pain that don’t require an invasive procedure — or even taking a pill.

  1. Cold and heat.These two tried-and-true methods are still the cornerstone of relieving pain for certain kinds of injuries. If a homemade hot or cold pack doesn’t do the trick, try asking a physical therapist or chiropractor for their versions of these treatments, which can penetrate deeper into the muscle and tissue.
  2. Exercise.Physical activity plays a crucial role in interrupting the “vicious cycle” of pain and reduced mobility found in some chronic conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. Try gentle aerobic activities such as walking, swimming, or cycling.
  3. Controlling

January 22, 2018

Stiff Muscles Are you experiencing any of these physical symptoms?

  • Stiff or tense muscles, especially in the neck and shoulders
  • Headaches
  • Sleep problems
  • Shakiness or tremors
  • Recent loss of interest in sex
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Restlessness

If you find yourself experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic at 519-746-4144 to get your complimentary assessment of your health condition that is contributing to how you are feeling.

Posted in General Wellness, Head, Neck & Back Pain by drlawrence
January 11, 2018

As we embark on the new year, we have one question…How is the health of your family? We know that you value your spinal health, but what about the spinal health of your family? Our spines our made of bone which encases the most important system in our body…our central nervous system. The system controls everything in your body including your immune system. Our spine will break down, just as any joint or bone will. We call this spinal degeneration or degenerative joint disease. A subluxation is when 2 or more bones in the spine stop moving properly and this sets the stage for degeneration and can happen at any age. Care from Dr. Lawrence keeps our spines healthy and hereby keeps our nervous system free from interference that can affect how the body functions. I’m sure you would like your family to get healthy and to stay as healthy as possible. Young and old…they all deserve to be as healthy as you. Share the health you have received from Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic and bring your family in for a spinal check-up.They’ll thank you for it! Look well to the spine

October 20, 2017

bodys ability to heal Join Dr. Lawrence to gain an understanding of where symptoms are coming from, how to take control of it and the effects it has on your body. The workshops are interactive where people can participate and address their own symptoms. Bring a friend, neighbour or loved one and show them how they can benefit from care Lawrence Health Wellness Clinic. Call 519-746-4144 or email to reserve your spot…its free information that will help treat the cause not just the symptom.

September 6, 2017
For thousands of years it’s been known that a healthy spine is essential for a healthy life.
Most people think health is having no symptoms. This is truly not the case. In fact, the first symptom of heart disease for 40% of those who suffer from it is a severe or fatal heart attack!
Currently, society’s emphasis has been on the removal of symptoms rather than on creating an environment in which the body can function as close to 100% as possible. Health can be achieved and maintained when your emphasis shifts toward creating optimum function, not simply removing symptoms.
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Come to a free workshop and learn how the Koren technique can help with an array of symptoms. This technique keeps your nervous system balanced and you in optimal health. Call 519-746-4144 to reserve your spot now!
September 6, 2017

School has started, it is critical for kids’ health that they have a proper backpack. Heavy and poorly fitted backpacks can affect a kids’ musculoskeletal (MSK) health. Your MSK system provides your form, support, stability and movement to the body. When the MSK system is compromised this creates a wide range of symptoms and conditions that your body will experience, sometimes immediately but most times you won’t feel anything until years later. Carrying heavy loads long term can cause problems to your MSK system and can create many problems with your health in the future. Some symptoms may include back pain, leaning to one side and feeling fatigued and strained. For more information on choosing the correct backpack speak with Dr. Lawrence. Better yet come to a free workshop and you can ask all your questions and receive the answers that will best help you. Call 519-746-4144 or email for more information.

August 23, 2017

Some great topics that are discussed:

  • Where does your pain come from? Why does it bother you? How can you alleviate it?
  • How do electronic devices directly affect your health?
  • What are pressure points and how do they relate to the symptoms you are experiencing?
  • Learn about text neck and computer neck?
  • How to manage and relieve stress.

Attend a free workshop to ask your questions pertaining to you and your symptoms! Do you know someone that would benefit from this free information, have them contact us! Call 519-746-4144.

January 11, 2016

Source: Neck pain can be caused by trauma, inflammation and even repetitive stress on related structures. In fact, among repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), neck and shoulder pain were most common at 25%, with wrist and hand pain coming a close second at 23%.1 . Interestingly, a large portion (55%) of RSIs occur while on the job and unfortunately some occupations are more at risk. There are also risks associated with common household chores and sporting activities. While most people who suffer from neck pain are not limited in their activities, one in 10 Canadians do experience some limitations.3 The following factors can increase the risk for developing neck pain:

Lifestyle factors Movement factors Psychological and social factors
Smoking or exposure to environmental tobacco Physical trauma, such as a car accident or sports injury Poor psychological health
Repetitive and precision work Prolonged sedentary positions