It’s a difficult – even frightening – time to be living with chronic pain right now. As more and more places are understood to be in the grip of ‘the opiate crisis,’ getting prescription medicines for pain relief can suddenly be very difficult or even impossible, leaving those with chronic pain feeling like they have nowhere to go.
The good news is that this isn’t true. There are a wide variety of natural pain management methods that work better than any pill because they get to the heart of the problem; for example, in the case of lower back pain, they target the muscles in and around the lower back.
IHS Medical Group can help with pain management for the following conditions:
- Arthritis pain
- Post-operative pain
- Back and neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Nerve pain
- Joint pain
- Neck, back, knee pain
- And more…
The treatments available at IHS include a wide variety of complementary and conventional pain relief. Depending on your condition and symptoms, your pain management options may consist of regenerative therapies (mesenchymal stem cells, prp injections, trigger point injections, etc.), physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, spinal and posture rehabilitation to relieve pain and improve the function of your body. A combination of treatments may be best for your body. The three most common pain management treatments are:
- Regenerative Therapy
Regenerative therapy works by introducing mesenchymal stem cells and other natural anti-inflammatory products into damaged tissues for repair on a cellular level. The mesenchymal stem cells and anti-inflammatory products contain the building blocks necessary for cell growth, and the molecules necessary to prevent further damage. Once these building blocks are administered via an injection, the cells begin to grow and differentiate into the types of tissues needed to repair the damaged areas. Common conditions that can benefit from regenerative medicine include:
- Degenerative joint disease
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Knee, shoulder and other extremity pain
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Peripheral neuropathy
Regenerative medicine can be used to help repair muscles, ligaments, and tendons and to improve blood flow to injured tissues for faster healing.
- Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
This is a form of complementary healthcare designed to maintain and restore health by manipulation of the body’s joints—especially of the spine—in seeking to restore normal nerve function. Chiropractic care doesn’t involve medications or surgery, so it’s a non-invasive alternative to other pain management approaches for patients who want to avoid medications or invasive procedures. In conjunction with Chiropractic care, we blend in physical therapy with our program. This allows us to also optimize bodily function through different exercises and stretches.
Some Benefits of Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy include:
- Decreased degeneration of the joints and connective tissues
- Decreased pain and inflammation
- Improved mobility, function and overall health
- Speeds up recovery process
- Strengthens the immune system, improves nervous system and organ function
- Improved balance
- Helps avoid surgery
- Massage therapy
This a hands-on therapy used to address tight, tense muscles and break up adhesions and scar tissue in muscles and tendons. Massage therapy can be used on its own or combined with chiropractic care, or other physical therapy modalities.
Some of the benefits of massage therapy include:
- Decreased muscle and joint pain
- Improved blood flow
- Decreased muscle tension
- Reduced pain associated with arthritis
- Improved chronic pain
- Enhanced feelings of well-being
- Stress relief
- Recovery from sports injuries or workouts
- Research has also shown that massage therapy can improve the quality of life for people with chronic health issues, including fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and headaches.