Pain is widely thought of in modern medicine as a great challenge to treat. For good reason. Pain is very subjective and unique to each patient.
It is difficult to take a non-holistic approach to treating pain, because today’s doctors often only look for the simplest solution.
This rarely results in the proper treatment, as the patient’s medical history can be quite expansive, which can lead to many reasons for pain to occur.
Some injuries take a while to manifest, while others can mix with older ailments to create a unique source of pain or discomfort.
Simply masking the pain with medication is no way to manage pain. It only ensures that the patient will have the pain for as long as possible while their bodies slowly try to correct the injury or imbalance that is causing the pain, if it’s able to at all.
At our naturopathic medical center in Phoenix we understand and treat pain at its source. We also don’t use harmful and potentially habit forming narcotic and opioid medications as a quick fix. Rather, we help assist the body in its attempt to recover from whatever injury is causing the pain, by creating balance and strengthening the patient’s muscles and immune system.
We are able to do this through a multitude of options – Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, injectables, restorative medicine, homeopathics and electrotherapy.
Chronic Pain Management
There is clinical support backing the benefits of acupuncture beyond just simply feeling relaxed. The following chronic conditions can be improved through acupuncture:
- Chronic back pain (sciatica)
- Neck pain relief
- Headaches, migraines
- Knee pain
- Joint pain, osteoarthritis
- Many more
Injection Therapies may be an option in treating pain and other ailments for some patients. The procedure of injection is often used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain knots that form when muscles do not relax.