Dealing With Pain

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Dealing With PainSmith Mountain Lake is a great place to live no matter what the season, and we appreciate the beauty and serenity we are blessed with. Still there are those of us here who need help with pain management for various reasons. Chronic health conditions, injuries, accidents, etc. may all require extra care.

During wet, icy winter conditions for instance, it is easy to find yourself involved in an accident before you know it.  Last month I managed to fall down some steps, wreck my nieces car and wipe out on an icy sidewalk at a friend’s house. Needless to say I have greatly appreciated the choices in pain management available.

I use natural anti-inflammatories such as turmeric, ginger, rosemary, bromelain (and other enzymes). I also find my chiropractor to be a life-saver (or a back saver).

In the next section there are two special events coming up that no matter your preferred method of treatment, could provide you with some very valuable pain management options as well.

A Carilion Pain Series Presentation:  Understanding the Osteopathic approach to managing back pain and other pain aliments.  February 26, 7 pm  Cost: Free Trinity Ecumenical Church, 40 Lakemont Drive – Moneta; Featured Speaker:  Dr. Christopher Covington D.O.; Call Carilion to register 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482

Balance Chiropractic and Wellness in Westlake is hosting Doctor with a Heart Day on Thursday, February 14th from 11-4. We will offer complimentary chiropractic exams, adjustments for existing patients, chair massage, hand treatments, snacks and beverages. Call (540) 719-5400 to schedule your appointment today! Visit  for additional information.

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  1. Hi, I work on an international discussion programme on BBC World Service radio in London and today (Wednesday) between 1pm and 2pm East Coast time in the States we are talking about dealing with pain. I was wondering if you would be interested in taking part in our discussion. If so, please send me your phone numbers to and I will call you back.

    Many Thanks

    Martin Vennard

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    Thank you so much for asking Martin. I will email you with the sources I used to get this information and hopefully you can find someone there appropriate for your show.

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