Chronic Pain and Fatigue

Are you sick and tired of living with constant pain? Do you feel continually exhausted without knowing why? Have you spent hours googling your own solutions without success?

Dr. Noelle (ND) understands the frustration of living with chronic pain and fatigue. It can be hard to find real solutions to help you feel better without a host of unwanted side effects.

At the clinic, Dr. Noelle (ND) performs a complete health assessment to find the reason why you are feeling the way you do. She aims to help you feel better using natural treatments which are both safe and effective for your unique health needs and help you to create an “environment for healing”. Naturopathic treatments may include:

  • Specific dietary recommendations (ie. to lower inflammation, support mitochondrial function, aid in weight loss)
  • Targeted nutritional supplementation
  • Mind-body medicine techniques
  • Acupuncture
  • Supportive botanicals
  • Focused laboratory testing (ie. Lyme disease, autoimmune markers, inflammatory markers, thyroid panel, etc)

CHRONIC PAIN

Pain is one of the ways our body signals it needs our attention. There are many different causes of chronic pain, making individualized treatment extremely important.

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STEP ONE – Establishing a diagnosis & identifying the cause of the pain

Establishing a diagnosis is the first step towards understanding why your body is sending you pain signals and what type of attention it needs. Knowing the cause of the pain helps us to understand which treatments are likely to be effective for pain management.

For some conditions, further medical investigation may be necessary including:

  1. Lab testing (ie. ESR, CRP, RF, ANA, uric acid, etc)
  2. Radiographic (x-ray) investigation
  3. Referral to a specialist by a medical doctor
  4. Specialized laboratory testing (ie. Lyme disease testing, hormone panels, etc.)

STEP TWO – Treat the Underlying Cause

Treating chronic pain is not a “one-treatment-fits-all” scenario. Each condition requires specialized and individualized treatment to properly address it.

Naturopathic doctors have many tools in their toolbox for treating chronic pain which are natural, evidence-based and can provide significant benefit in various conditions. Some of these treatments may include, but are not limited to:

  • Targeted nutritional supplementation (ie. vitamin D, natural anti-inflammatories, D-ribose, Coenzyme Q10)
  • Customized dietary recommendations
  • Supportive botanicals
  • Hormone balancing
  • Acupuncture
  • Stretch and/or exercise prescriptions

At the clinic, Dr. Noelle (ND) will conduct a complete health assessment in attempt to get at the root of the problem is and teach you how to help your body repair itself from the inside-out.

She may recommend specialized testing to gain greater insight into your unique health picture and come up with a personalized treatment plan to address your unique health needs. Noelle’s aim is to get you to a place where you are feeling vibrant and thriving mentally.

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FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia is a condition where a person experiences wide-spread chronic pain across their body. The pain is often above and below the waist, and is experienced on both the left and right sides of the body. The pain may be experienced with only gentle touch to the skin, and may wander across the body.

Woman holding her head and looking downIndividuals with fibromyalgia also often experience other symptoms including:

  • Pathological post-exertional fatigue (physical and/or mental)
  • Difficulty recovering after physical exertion
  • Unrefreshed sleep
  • Brain fog & poor concentration
  • Dizziness upon standing
  • Digestive issues (bloating, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal discomfort)
  • Urinary issues (difficulty urinating, incomplete emptying of bladder)
  • Sexual issues (vaginal dryness)
  • Difficulty modulating temperature (intolerance to heat or cold, sweating episodes)
  • Recurrent sore throats & flu-like feelings
  • Sensitivities to medications, environmental chemicals and/or foods

These symptoms may come on after a physical trauma, such as a car crash, or a viral illness and typically lasts at least 6 months.

NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL TREATMENT

Individuals with fibromyalgia often benefit from specific dietary interventions & nutritional supplementation which support:

  • Mitochondrial function (energy production pathways)
  • Deep, restorative sleep
  • Adrenal support & stress management
  • Digestive healing & intestinal microbiome balancing
  • Neurotransmitter production
  • Healthy brain function

Dr. Noelle (ND) will conduct a complete health assessment to help you figure out the root of your fatigue and may recommend specialized testing (ie. Lyme disease testing, Adrenal hormone testing, etc) to gain greater insight into your body’s unique needs.

She helps her patients create an “internal environment for healing” and set a strong foundation for health by recommending:

  • Dietary strategies
  • Targeted nutritional supplementation
  • Mind-body medicine techniques
  • Acupuncture
  • Etc.

Dr. Noelle (ND) will guide you in implementing foundational treatments, in addition to providing you with a STEP-BY-STEP customized treatment plan as you start on your journey towards feeling better.

To meet Noelle and learn how she can help,
book an appointment today.

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CHRONIC FATIGUE (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (also known as chronic fatigue syndrome) is a condition where individuals feel pathological fatigue which is not easily explained. These individuals often find they have difficulty sleeping and feel unrefreshed even after a full night’s sleep. The fatigue may be so debilitating that it impairs one’s ability to complete basic day-to-day tasks.

Chronic fatigue can appear to come out of nowhere or start after a viral infection, and isn’t easily explained by another health issue. People with chronic fatigue can be prone to infections and may also feel they are continually on the verge of getting sick.

Individuals with chronic fatigue often experience over-lapping symptoms with fibromyalgia and Lyme disease symptoms. Additional symptoms you may be experiencing include:

  • Brain fog & poor concentration
  • Pathological post-exertional fatigue (physical and/or mental)
  • Difficulty recovering after physical exertion
  • Unrefreshed sleep
  • Dizziness upon standing
  • Digestive issues (bloating, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal discomfort)
  • Urinary issues (difficulty urinating, incomplete emptying of bladder)
  • Sexual issues (vaginal dryness)
  • Difficulty modulating temperature (intolerance to heat or cold, sweating episodes)
  • Recurrent sore throats & flu-like feelings
  • Body pain which is widespread
  • Sensitivities to medications, environmental chemicals and/or foods

Chronic fatigue is not only physically exhausting, but also emotionally draining.

NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL TREATMENT

Chronic fatigue (or myalgic encephalomyelitis) is a chronic illness which requires specialized treatments. Individuals with chronic fatigue/myalgic encephalomyelitis often benefit from nutritional supplementation which support:

  • Mitochondrial function (energy production)
  • Deep, restorative sleep
  • Adrenal support & stress management
  • Digestive healing & intestinal microbiome balancing
  • Neurotransmitter production
  • Healthy brain function

Dr. Noelle (ND) will conduct a complete health assessment to help you figure out the root of your fatigue and may recommend specialized testing (ie. Lyme disease testing, Adrenal hormone testing, etc) to gain greater insight into your body’s unique needs.

She helps her patients create an “internal environment for healing” and set a strong foundation for health by recommending:

  • Dietary strategies
  • Targeted nutritional supplementation
  • Mind-body medicine techniques
  • Acupuncture
  • Etc.

Dr. Noelle (ND) will guide you in implementing foundational treatments, in addition to providing you with a STEP-BY-STEP customized treatment plan as you start on your journey towards feeling better.

To meet Noelle and learn how she can help,
book an appointment today.

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To learn more about Dr. Noelle (ND) and her approach to treatment, click here.