Chronic Pain

  • Mar 26, 2018

Pain that lasts for 3 months or longer is considered chronic pain and is often caused by unnecessary inflammation precipitated by a variety of sources.

Common symptoms of chronic pain include but are not limited to:

  • pain that does not go away as expected
  • pain that is shooting, burning, aching
  • pain that causes soreness, tightness, or stiffness

Chronic pain can be escalated or increased by things such as;

If your body reacts negatively to certain foods, it could cause or worsen joint and muscle pain, as well as lead to digestive problems, fatigue, headaches and mood swings.

At Naturopathic MD, we focus on identifying the root cause of chronic pain by performing appropriate diagnostic tests. We treat each chronic pain patient with a unique combination of supplements, diet and lifestyle recommendations, personally formulated IV therapies, and detoxification protocols. If we recommend Naturopathic Body Work, Trigger Point Injections, IV administration, and prolotherapy, we refer you to one of our trusted partners in your area.

The following treatments can help chronic pain patients in the following ways:

  • Nutritional IVs hydrate the body, decrease inflammation, and help you to overall feel better and more energetic. Nutrient IVs help to provide the body with vital nutrients necessary for optimal blood circulation, muscle relaxation and pain modulating neurotransmitter production.
  • PRP Prolotherapy is a specially formulated solution containing the patient’s own growth factors that is injected along injured ligaments and tendons. The process directly introduces healing cells to the area to stimulate the body to heal the damaged tissue. This treatment can tighten ligaments, repair tendons and deposit collagen. In many cases, prolotherapy is a viable alternative to surgery. It often helps heal the injuries and decrease pain. PRP Prolotherapy is a treatment where blood is drawn from the patient, and then spun down in a special centrifuge to separate the platelets and growth factors needed for healing. The platelets and growth factors are then injected into and around the the joint. This treatment simulates healing cells to be called to the area and encourages healing. We help you find experienced providers to administer prolotherapy or PRP and treat the pain directly without surgery.
  • Trigger point therapies include manual therapies which address the muscular tissue with pulsing and pressure, and injection therapies where a small amount of anesthetic is introduced into the belly of a knotted muscle. Both types are well researched, and documented to disrupt pain cycles, as well as increase circulation into an area to speed recovery and healing. Patients who have trigger point therapy often report feeling immediately better, and no matter the discomfort during the procedure, they have pain relief lasting days, or even weeks.
  • Supplements: We are experts in herbal medicines, and often formulate individualized compounds of herbal tinctures to address a patient’s entire health picture. We often use anti-inflammatories as well as circulation stimulants and herbs that help repair damaged tissues in our formulas for chronic pain.

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