Your Adrenal Fix Podcast Episode #4: The Role of Musculoskeletal Pain and Adrenal Fatigue

Understanding the role of Musculoskeletal pain plays on Adrenal Fatigue, and what you can do about it:

What We Are Going To Cover:

  1. Why musculoskeletal pain is often the root cause behind brain fog, anxiety, fatigue, exhaustion, not being able to bounce back, and ultimately, adrenal fatigue.
  2. Why your medical doctor doesn’t make the connection between your musculoskeletal pain and your adrenal fatigue
  3. What are the best tests for determining your Adrenal Gland Status, that your doctor probably doesn’t even know exists
  4. Two supplements you’ve probably NEVER taken, that your Doctors probably haven’t recommended, that can change your Adrenal Fatigue situation right now

Chronic pain impacts the stress response, contributing to adrenal fatigue. Common symptoms of musculoskeletal pain:

  • Back and/or Neck Pain
  • Leg(s) and/or Arm(s)
  • Pain, Burning, Numbness, Tingling
  • Foot and/or Hand
  • Pain, Burning, Numbness, Tingling
  • Weakness
  • Atrophy
  • Stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • Aggravation
  • Loss of Your Ability To Perform Your Regular Daily Tasks

“Unassociated Neurological Symptoms” That Doctors Know About, But Do NOTHING About:

  • Loss of balance
  • Lack of energy, exhaustion
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Vertigo
  • Light headedness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Brain fog/memory loss
  • Headaches
  • Low sex drive/loss of erections in males
  • IBS/digestive problems
  • Mood swings

And more…All due to the effects of spinal pain on the brain.

Common treatments – these are medical and structural treatments only; they don’t include metabolic and neurological treatment:

  • Physical Therapy – including stretching, exercise, weight loss, heat, electric stimulation
    medication
  • Epidurals – anti-inflammatory steroid injections into the spine
  • Musculoskeletal pain medications
  • Another round of Epidurals*
  • Surgery
  • Another surgery
  • Chiropractic – structural only

Impact of the epidurals on adrenals | Facts about surgery & epidurals

Statistics show that 1 in 100 low back surgeries are successful in relieving pain. Most surgeries take place again within 1–5 years (unknown stats: those that have adrenal involvement). The brain habituates to stimulus, so if the epidural works the 1st time, then the brain and body get used to it and it can’t work anymore.

All Chronic Health conditions 
 have some common threads:

  • Chronic Neck/Back Pain
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Insulin Resistance (Metabolic Syndrome)
  • Thyroid Conditions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Vertigo
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Stenosis
  • IBS
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine/Chronic Headaches
  • ADD/ADHD/ Spectrum Disorders

Metabolic Imbalances

  • Adrenal gland dysfunction
  • Anemia
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Unstable blood sugar
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Auto-immune attacks
  • Hidden infections (gut or viral)
  • Food sensitivities
  • Hypoxia (low oxygen)
  • Chronic Inflammation

Neurological Imbalances
Brain Decline and Fatigue. Metabolism can be defined as converting food into energy. 30% of our energy goes to what system? That is the link between producing energy (metabolism), and the nervous system. 30% of the total energy demands go towards the nervous system for proper functioning. So if you have a metabolic problem, you are going to impact the nervous system.

To put it another way…Bad Metabolism (energy) = Fatigued Brain = Structural Damage to the Spine (muscle tightness, disc compression/injury, joint misalignment, pinched nerves, degenerative arthritis, Stenosis)

For permanent results all 3 areas must be properly treated:

  1. Metabolic (inflammation)
  2. Structural (compression)
  3. Neurological (brain/cerebellum)

Have you had all 3 done at once? This is why your medical doctor doesn’t make the connection between your musculoskeletal pain and your adrenal fatigue.

Chemical/Physical Stress to the Brain and Cerebellum

  • Anemia
  • Too little oxygen
  • Blood Sugar Imbalance
  • Glucose
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Gluten, casien (dairy), soy
  • Immune System Imbalance
  • Autoimmune
  • Poor Diet
  • Inflammation- omega 6: omega 3 fatty acids
  • Hypothyroid function
  • Prescription/ Non-prescription drugs
  • Hidden infections (gut)

These are Metabolic problems that create cerebellum and spinal problems!

Metabolic Disorders Causing Cerebellum Problems…

  • Adrenal Gland Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Blood Sugar Imbalances
  • Food Sensitivity
  • Immune System Imbalance
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Hidden infections

How do you know if you have these?

Proper Testing!!!

What are the best tests for determining your Adrenal Fatigue, that your doctor probably doesn’t even know exists:

Typically, your doctor will conduct: Complete Blood Chemistry Panel (functional values) Including thyroid markers, HA1C, lipids, CBC with auto-differential (looking for anemia or infection) Or if you are lucky: Salivary Hormone Testing. Salivary test looking at all the adrenal hormones including cortisol (which is better then the single morning cortisol test in the am, or the ACTH test)

But the best test is:

The DUTCH TEST (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) The most up-to-date Advanced Homrone Testing on the market. It’s so brand new, that chances are, most doctors have never even heard of it. The DUTCH TEST (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) It was developed to improve on the available hormone  testing options from those listed above. The DUTCH offers the most extensive breakdown of adrenal hormones, as well as the sex hormones, along with their metabolites. Once the sample dries, shipments can be sent/received worldwide.

Nutrigenomic testing with 23andme aka DNA testing | Major Causes of 
Chronic Inflammation

  • Initially your musculoskeletal injury
  • Insulin resistance/diabetes
  • Poor Omega3/Omega 6 fatty acid ratios
  • Food sensitivities
  • Dysbiosis (poor gut flora)
  • Hidden gut infections

Functional Nutritional Strategies Unique Non-Surgical Pain Relief Treatment Steps. Identify ALL sources of inflammation and eliminate (proper testing). Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression (neck/low back), PT, light exercise, healthy movement. Identification and removal of metabolic/inflammatory problems (lab testing). Advanced Spinal exercises

Nutritional protocols: Controlling Blood Sugar, macro-nutrient proportions,
reduction of stimulants, mult-vitamins, minerals,

Two supplements you’ve probably NEVER taken, that your Doctors probably haven’t recommended, that can change your Adrenal Fatigue situation right now:
1) Phosphatidyl Choline-Cell membrane Repair

2) Creatine- muscle repair/regeneration

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