Healing Pain and Injury

Healing Pain and Injury Hot

Julie Clayton   March 11, 2014  
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Healing Pain and Injury
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January 06, 2014

Renowned osteopathic physician Dr. Maud Nerman demonstrates how a wide range of symptoms—including unexplained headaches, anxiety, back or neck pain, weight gain, low sex drive, constant fatigue, asthma, chronic pain, or memory loss—can stem from the body’s inability to recover after an injury or trauma. Healing Pain and Injury identifies three key steps to regaining health after injury or trauma:

Removing injury shock
Restoring motion
Controlling inflammation

Based on over 30 years of successful treatment of patients with seemingly intractable conditions, Dr. Nerman’s innovative approach enables readers to harness their body’s remarkable healing ability in order to reclaim their health and their lives.

When injury or illness befalls you, your body is your greatest ally, constantly fighting to restore balance and health to every part of you. But sometimes it needs the right kind of help.

In Healing Pain and Injury, osteopathic physician Dr. Maud Nerman provides a revolutionary approach to understanding and treating pain and injury. Rejecting the view that the patient is a collection of symptoms to be dissected, she illustrates how problems in one area or system of the body can reverberate in a distant system or structure. Dr. Nerman weaves together personal stories from patients, three decades of experience, the healing tradition of osteopathic medicine, and recent scientific discoveries to explain why the body’s interconnectedness is often the key to recovery and how you can understand the clues it provides.

The way in which we heal from injury is also critical. The body heroically attempts to recover, but if the healing process is delayed, interrupted, or incomplete, chronic illness can result. Dr. Nerman shares insight into the processes that create chronic illness—how they develop, what makes them persist, and what you can do to reverse them, even months or years later. She explains in detail how the body works to heal itself and offers a multitude of ways that will empower you to take control of your healing journey.

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(Updated: May 09, 2014)
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Healing Pain and Injury

Do you suffer from ongoing pain or chronic stiffness, did you sustain an injury, or perhaps you have a myriad of ailments (such as headaches, fatigue, or lower back pain) that don’t appear connected but each contributes to an overall state of depleted health? The good news is that for many people these conditions are treatable and healing can occur. How?—“It helps to know that the body is your biggest ally, always working to restore your health. Every moment, every cell in your body fights to make you healthy,” says author and osteopathic physician Dr. Maud Nerman.

Healing Pain and Injury is your second biggest ally; it is like having an on-call physician at your disposal, one who approaches healing from the understanding that there is always a cause for traumatic pain. And that cause can be healed from an anatomical understanding of our body as a whole organism, not a collection of symptoms or diseases to be dissected or drugged. “Injury, shock, inflammation, and restricted motion all affect each other like an out-of-control mob, and each must be addressed for a patient to fully heal from injury. However, I have found that treatment is most effective when the nervous system is balanced first. Once injury shock is attended to, you are well on your way toward health.”

Rooted in a modern understanding of anatomy, but not an “anatomical” book, Dr. Nerman hones in on three basic steps to self-treatment: reduce injury shock, control inflammation, and restore motion. One of the most compelling reminders for me was that when we restore motion, we restore health. As someone who sits for long periods in front of a computer, I experience the effects in my body of being in a fixed position for extended periods. But this isn’t conducive to life: “Life is motion. Every fluid, every cell, ever organ, joint, and bone moves, pulsates, ebbs and flows. These fierce rhythmic motions heal us, but sometimes they need help. That’s why, in order to fully revitalize a person healing from trauma, motion must be restored to stagnant and restricted tissues.”

From pelvic pain to headaches, neck injury to sexual dysfunction, uncomfortable sleep to problems from scars, or any pain or injury, this book takes a scientific and innovative “whole organism” approach to self-healing. Highly readable, realistic, and wise.

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