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What To Do for Fast Recovery From Over Worked Muscles and Pain


I have never fractured a bone in my body and thought “OMG this really hurts!” So instead of going to the emergency room, which most normal people would do (you know I am not the norm) I took action and did everything from praying, visualization, affirmations to get expedite the healing. Yep I know I am not normal. Within 48 hours the pain level went from a 9.5 to 2.0.

So this is what I did:

#1 Cryotherapy:

Ice my neck several times through the day

Cold shower – to help with pain and inflammation

#2 Supplements:

Turmeric- 1.5 to 2.5 mg

Omega 3’s - 4 to 5 g/daily

L-glutamine – 2 to 3 g/daily

Magnesium – 200 to 400 mg/daily

Potassium – 35 mg/hourly

#3 Chiropractic Adjustment

Hands on treatment to realign the vertebrae in the neck

#4 Physical therapy:

Electrical stimulation and ultrasound to help relax muscles prior to adjustment

#5 Epsom Salt soak with essential oils:

  • Lavender – calming effect

  • Peppermint- anti-inflammatory, pain relieving

  • Sage – anti-inflammatory, circulatory stimulant

  • Wintergreen – anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, analgesic/anesthetic

  • Rosemary - anti-inflammatory, mental clarity and concentration

#6 Anti-inflammatory diet

  • Organic vegetables

  • Small amount of organic fruit

  • Sustainably raised animal products (hormone free, free range, pastured raised)

  • Wild caught fish

  • Bone broth

References:

Cold water therapy

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26581833

Lower cervical spine fracture

https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1264065-overview

Fish oil and joint pain

https://share.upmc.com/2014/11/4-fish-oil-facts-help-ease-joint-pain/

Curcumin on inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26066364

The role of magnesium on pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK507245/

Essential oils for sore muscles

https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness-exercise/essential-oils-for-sore-muscles

L-glutamine on muscle recovery

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25811544