Dr. Sheehan Discusses How He Can Handle Chronic Pain With Nutrition
So recently I’ve been fine tuning my treatment of musculoskeletal issues with nutrition. In the past, we’ve been taught that people’s aches and pains were strictly musculoskeletal-tight muscles, bones out of place, pinched nerves, herniated discs, strained muscles and ligaments, and that to treat these problems, we needed massage, chiropractic, physiotherapy, and if all else fails, drugs and surgery. But what if there was a way to see if a simple nutritional supplement would help to heal these problems, and aid in recovery quicker? I mean, we all know that our current food supply is vitamin and mineral deficient, and stress is using up what little vitamin and mineral stores we have! It makes sense that nutritional deficiencies must be part of the rise in musculoskeletal issues I’ve seen in my office. So I set out to solve this dilemma, and I must say that I’ve been pleasantly surprised.
I’ve seen muscle testing procedures that checked for nutritional deficiencies that affect musculoskeletal complaints, but nothing compares to what I use now. Basically, what I do, is put someone into a posture that causes them pain (but not too much pain!), and I muscle test them. Often times, the painful posture will make a previously strong muscle go weak. When this happens, I simply test different classifications of supplements, to see which supplements will make this weak muscle turn go back to strong. I test ligament formulas, calcium formulas, magnesium formulas, mineral formulas, and protein formulas. One or more supplements almost always tests strong. Then I simply dose the patient. Results are incredible. Here are some of them:
1. One woman was diagnosed with 5 compression fractures by MRI of her lumbar spine. She told me that within days of taking the supplement she tested for, her pain mostly left. I consider it a miracle.
2. Another man had symptoms of a lumbar disc herniation. After taking the supplement he tested for for a few weeks, his symptoms nearly completely abated.
3. A woman came in with cervical disc symptoms. After taking the supplements she tested for for a few days, her pain completely left.
These are many of the stories I hear, and I’m excited with the results we’re getting.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Correct nutrition does not replace the need for massage, chiropractic, or physiotherapy. But it does make all of those therapies much more effective. If you’re having some chronic pain, please let me know so that I can see if this technique will help you.
Here’s Laura’s Food Journal For One Measley Day:
Wednesday, September 16 2015
7:00 AM: coffee with butter and coconut oil
7:30 AM: piece of salmon on a bed of greens with pico de gallo and avocado
9:30 AM: almonds
11:45 AM: can of sardines on a bed of greens with some leftover blue cheese dressing from a restaurant
3:00 PM: chocolate paleo bar
6:30 PM: celery and pb (2 pieces)
8:00 PM: Wing Night at DipCo: 10 Jamaican Jerk Wings, 1 beer, a whole greek salad