Chronic Pain can be described anywhere from intermittent and mild to persistent and severely debilitating. The underlying causes of chronic pain are vast in nature, and include normal ageing, inflammatory and degenerative processes, nerve injury and damage, or due to numerous diseases.
NAD+ helps to regulate inflammation in the body. Research into NAD+ has been intensifying due to its ability to reduce inflammation, rejuvenate and protect cellular function and how it can repair age related DNA damage. In Australia one in every five people live with chronic pain [painaustralia.org.au] this includes adolescents and children, this figure rises to one in three in the over 65 age bracket.
What medicines are available and are they treating the cause or simply masking the symptoms?
Medicines to treat pain are generally categorised into Opioids and non-opioid medicines. Morphine, Fentanyl, Tramadol, Oxycodone or Codeine are some of the stronger painkillers that are regularly prescribed in Australia, however long term use of opioids has potentially serious side effects with accidental overdose, addiction and dependance the most common. In the US alone, the number of overdose deaths involving prescription drugs has risen from 3442 in 1999 up to 17,029 in 2017. [drugabuse.gov].
Can NAD+ be useful in treating chronic pain?
Many chronic conditions including chronic pain can be linked back to mitochondrial dysfunction often thought to be the cause of many chronic conditions. By feeding your cells with NAD+ and allow them to rejuvenate and repair [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] this follows that holistically your body and organs will function optimally. Although more research is needed on NAD+ and its ability to treat chronic conditions the early signs look positive.
The cost of not using NAD+?
Ageless NAD is working to raise the awareness of NAD+ as an alternative therapy to traditional pain medications. In light of the fact that chronic pain specifically “costs the Australian Economy $73.3 Billion a year in health, productivity and related costs and $66.1 Billion a year in wellbeing costs totalling $139.3 billion a year” (source: painaustralia.org.au). If that figure is not eye watering enough, consider the particularly sobering statistic that suicidal behaviour is 2-3 times higher in people with chronic pain.
Given the above statistics is it not time to look at different treatment modalities?
What if we could reduce chronic pain symptoms without the need for long term potentially dangerous medication?
NAD+ is at the forefront of the alternative pain medication frontier. We provide NAD treatment programs that can significantly reduce pain symptoms and reduce dependance on pharmaceutical medications.
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Crush injury's, trauma pain and other nerve damage are some of the most common causes of chronic pain. Many other sufferers of chronic pain have no clear diagnosis and no effective treatment of the often debilitating effects. All too frequently the solution is short term and prescribed to manage pain, with patients still using those medications months and even years later. This is not healthy for the patient, not cost effective for medicare, and most importantly not an effective treatment long term.
The bodies healing process requires lots of NAD+ to facilitate and expedite repair. Without it NAD steal can occur, this is when the body runs out of NAD at the trauma point and what is left is grey matter or dead cells or scar tissue. Providing the body with a big boost of NAD+ may help the healing process.
Repetitive motion injuries can occur due to repetitive use of machinery or any other physical action. An injury from using the computer at work can occur due to muscle strain which can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic backache.
One in five GP consultations in Australia involves a patient with chronic pain and almost five percent report severe, disabling chronic pain. The underlying causes of chronic pain are vast in nature, and include but not limited to:
The two main types of chronic pain are Nociceptive and Neuropathic pain. Nociceptive is caused by trauma to body tissue and generally dull aching or Throbbing pain. Neuropathic pain occurs when there is actual nerve damage. NAD treatments for Chronic pain may be able to help reduce pain levels. Although NAD is still the subject of intense scientific research with new studies being regularly released; Ageless NAD has conducted its own case studies and has had positive results in treating Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Chronic Pain and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and may be able to assist with other pain related conditions. Contact us to arrange a consultation.
Please note: This treatment may be covered by your insurance company to find out please contact us for a confidential discussion.
Pain is a response formed in the brain after stimulation to the sensory nerves.
Damaged nerves (neuropathy) often result in chronic pain because the nerve is no longer functioning properly, resulting in a lack of communication to the brain and the rest of the body.
Damage to motor nerves can cause impaired sense of touch, temperature, and pain. The involuntary muscles are controlled by the autonomic nervous system, these control breathing digestion and regulatory processes throughout the body. Symptoms of damages autonomic nerves include: Lightheadedness Bladder dysfunction, difficulty digesting food, chest pains, sluggish pupil reaction, and even exercise intolerance among others.
Are prescription painkillers doing more harm than good?
G.P.s in Australia are generally trying to help their patients manage pain when prescribing painkillers, however on occasion may be inadvertantly starting an insatiable demand for pain management which is now a monster, rearing its ugly head in the form of opioid addiction.
A recent inquest heard around 750,000 people in Australia are dependant on opioids: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-13/australia-on-brink-of-prescription-painkiller-epidemic/9753506
With Pharmaceutical opioid deaths now exceeding heroin deaths significantly; between 2011 and 2015 there were 2145 deaths associated with oxycodone, morphine, codeine, fentanyl, tramadol & pethidine. There were 985 due to Heroin, a reversal of the problems of the 1990's.