Have you had enough of your neck pain, back pain, or chronic aches & pains?
You don’t need to live with the pain any longer.
No more band-aid treatments – We can help resolve the underlying cause.
Chronic Pain Treatment
Chronic muscle, joint, & body pain can cause you to miss out on the things you love to do.
If you are tired of popping pain medications or getting cortisone injections that don’t fix the problem – or have simply had enough of living with the pain day-to-day…
You are in the right place.
Our Naturopathic Doctors are trained to uncover where your pain is coming from using advanced testing and physical exams. Whether it’s arthritis, an autoimmune condition, an over-use injury, or chronic muscle tension due to stress – our doctors can help.
Every person is different, which means there is no ‘one-size-fits-all approach to pain management. Our Naturopathic Doctors use therapies such as acupuncture, targeted supplements, and regenerative joint injections to stop the pain in its tracks, and promote healing.
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Chronic Pain Conditions We Treat
Our Approach to Chronic Pain
Our naturopathic approach to chronic pain is different – We Treat the Cause of Your Chronic Pain.
Once the Natruopathic Doctor identifies the factors contributing to your chronic pain, they create a customized treatment plan, including safe, effective, and natural therapies that address the underlying cause.
The first step is an assessment by our Naturopathic Doctors. The goal is to determine the root cause of your chronic pain. This includes a detailed history of your health, current symptoms, medications, and any other relevant details as well as as physical exam to assess your areas of pain. During the physical exam, the doctors are looking for changes in muscle tone and strength, nerve activation, joint functionality, and trigger points. After this, the doctors will decide if imaging and laboratory work is necessary.
Once the doctor has determined the underlying cause of your pain, he/she will create a comprehensive treatment plan to relief your pain and address the underlying imbalances that caused them in the first place. Each person’s treatment plan is different. As Naturopathic Doctors, we work with a variety of treatment modalities such as joint injections, acupuncture, and herbal therapies.
Chronic Pain Therapies We Commonly Use
Our Naturopathic Doctors use several types of regenerative joint injections such as joint injections, prolotherapy, and trigger point injections (neuraltherapy). These types of injections are completely different than cortisone injections as they promote tissue healing and repair. They support the regeneration of ligaments, tendon, and the joint itself which not only helps to decrease pain, it also increases function of the joint.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Our Naturopathic Doctors use an array of Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques for pain. Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair-thin needles in areas of pain which helps to decrease the levels of pain perception in the body. Cupping and Gua Sha are receive muscle tension and “knots” by relaxing muscle and increasing blood flow to joints and muscle.
We utilize several physical therapy techniques such as therapeutic ultrasound, TENS, and interferential current, which use sound and electrical impulses to relax tight muscles, calm down overstimulated nerves, and decrease swelling. Often, our doctors use these therapies in combination with other chronic pain treatments such as joint injections or acupuncture.
As Naturopathic Doctors, we don’t just treat your symptoms, we treat you as a whole person. Our chronic pain treatment plans often include targeted herbal supplements, dietary recommendations, as well as lifestyle changes to support your healing. Our treatment plans are always customized to your individual needs.
Conventional Pain Treatments…
A conventional treatment for chronic pain is medication. Most commonly, pain-killers, anti-inflammatory medications or injections, or opiates. In some cases, specific exercises and physical therapy are part of treatment.
However, these medications are only partly effective and come with a host of side effects.
For instance, anti-inflammatory injections (cortisone injections) may help to manage pain short term, but they never fix the problem. What’s more, these injections cause the breakdown of joints and ligaments. As a result, this can create more damage long-term.
In short, the majority of conventional treatments for chronic pain focus on symptom management, not the resolution of symptoms.