Pain management is a complicated, multifaceted problem which can lead to deficiencies of hormones, vitamins, and nutrients. It is important that you try and rebuild these deficiencies and provide building blocks for your body to heal. Pain is important; it signals the brain that something is wrong, without it your wounds would not heal. Opiates are used extensively for pain management and can cause unpleasant side effects. They alter the way your brain works and can become very addictive. It is important to identify the cause of your pain and determine what needs to be done to heal that part of your body; the pain is there for a reason.
Supplements that may have a direct impact on your pain:
GABA, GABA reduces the stress, increases muscle tone, and is a neurotransmitter.
KAVA, KAVA will also relax your body and will provide pain relief if taken in the right quantity.
Supplements that will affect your pain indirectly by helping your body heal:
L-Arginine, increases circulation in your peripheral arteries. Circulation is important in trying to heal an area of your body.
GPLC, Glycine Propionyl-L-Carnitine HCL, increases circulation.
L-Glutamine, L-Glutamine will provide some of the building blocks needed for repairing damaged tissue
L-Glycine, L-Glycine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Glycine is crucial in preventing certain neurons from sending too many action potentials and over-reacting.
BCAA’s, Branched Chain Amino Acids will provide additional building blocks for tissue repair.
ALA, Alpha Lipoic Acid helps to heal nerves
Methyl B-12 is essential for nerve conduction.
DLPA, DLPA is an amino acid that will help your brain manufacture more of its own endorphins. DLPA can lead to an over increase in endorphins causing anxiety so you have to increase consumption slowly.
Biopuncture, Biopuncture has to be performed by a licensed doctor but it is effective in reducing pain from various sources. Biopuncture is a mixture of substances that bring about your own body’s healing capabilities.
If one has been in pain for extended periods of time you also need to look into adrenal fatigue. Cortisol is released when in pain; if this is constant it may deplete your cortisol and or alter your natural cortisol curve.
The list above is a starting point, reference for anyone that may need help with their pain. Please discuss everything with your doctor before making a change.