Pain Management

Pain Management and Alternative Treatments

The overarching goal of pain management treatments is to return a patient to a high quality of life. To some degree, medications are a critical component when building a plan to fight lasting pain, but other, alternative treatments like yoga, chiropractic therapy, and nutritional guidance can also be beneficial to your regimen.

 

Often described as an alternative therapy, medical treatment used in place of or in conjunction with conventional medicine can yield positive results. Many treatments can fall into this category including but not limited to acupuncture, chiropractic alignment, yoga, aromatherapy, meditation, and many more.

Yoga and Stretching

 

Physical therapy is a key component of pain management. One way to incorporate strength and stretching exercises is to practice yoga. Yoga comes in many forms, but generally, most disciplines focus on learning specific poses, called asanas. When practicing yoga, there is usually a call to participate in specific breathing exercises.

 

One study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that among 313 people with chronic low back pain, a weekly yoga class increased mobility more than conventional medical care for the condition.

 

Chiropractic Care

 

Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation. The hypothesis is that the alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure – namely, the spine – will allow the body to heal itself from injury more quickly, and perhaps, without further surgery or lasting medication.

 

The bulk of research on chiropractic therapy has focused on low back pain and has found positive outcomes as a result of spinal manipulation. For example, the American College of Physicians recommends spinal manipulation along with heat, massage, and acupuncture to combat lower back pain.

 

Nutrition and Vitamins

 

With a national discussion on opioid overuse and dependency, it is natural for a person seeking to manage pain to turn to other oral remedies by examining their diet or turning to natural vitamins. For many working towards lasting pain management, the goal of living a high quality of life is a priority, and to accomplish that aim, opioid use for pain management is often essential and appropriate.

 

Inflammation after an injury is the immune system’s response to different toxins, while this is a natural bodily function, the resulting inflammation causes pain in the body. While more research is needed, many believe that ingesting plant proteins that carry anti-inflammatory agents can help reduce pain by curbing inflammation.

 

Experts in the field of nutritional pain argue that eight to nine servings of vegetables each day can be most helpful in reducing pain. Try to eat cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower for best results.

 

Alternative Treatments for Pain Management

 

Finding a primary caregiver willing to communicate and to organize a holistic treatment plan that includes medications, physical therapy, and nutritional advice will result in the best pain management outcomes. Finding an individualized balance that can incorporate both the treatments that your physician believes to be best as well as any special or alternative treatments

Key Services

Our medical doctors will serve as the primary care provider for your injury. They will evaluate your injury and order appropriate diagnostic tests as well as prescribe any treatments aimed at assisting in your recovery.

We offer a fully equipped pain management suite with fluoroscopic guidance allowing for appropriate diagnosis and treatment of your pain condition. This also allows for alternative treatments beyond just taking more medications.

Our team of highly trained orthopedic therapy specialists excel at helping you feel and perform at your best while understanding the demands that daily life can place on your body. We treat all injuries from your head to toe.

Everyone should have access to chiropractic care. We make it convenient and effective by using an integrated healthcare approach for our services. Our chiropractors are specialists in spine and extremity care and will assist in gently helping you recover.

Following injury your body reacts to pain by tensing-up causing spasms and more pain. After examination, our staff will recommend the proper manual therapy techniques to assist in your healing and recovery while reducing pain and spasms.

Some injuries require special medical devices such as braces, splints, walkers, canes or devices to help you recover while at home. Our facilities are equipped to handle those needs in-house thereby eliminating the need to search for help on your own.

Our specialists understand the work environment in great detail. At ICC, we grasp the toll your body and joints undergo when performing specific work duties, whether floating concrete or driving a truck, we can make appropriate recommendations that will keep recovery from injury paramount.

Staff at select locations are certified by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), to provide DOT testing based on all Federal Guidelines and are aware of the importance of this service in performing your job requirements.

At ICC, we only utilize the best specialists in their field so call us first should you need an orthopedic, neurologist, surgeon, pain management doctor or hand specialist. We only use the same doctors who treat our own family members.

At ICC, we have access and speed passes should you require an MRI, CT scan, X-ray, EMG, Epidural injection, joint injection or trigger point injection. Understanding and documenting the extent of your injury is paramount to us.

We understand that if your car is totaled in an accident that your pain does not wait for care. We will assist in arranging transportation to ensure you receive the care you deserve.

We’ve recognized that there are many providers of care but not many providers WHO CARE!

That is why we wake up every day to serve those in the local community who deserve the best care following work injury, car accident, which results in Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Concussion, Headaches, etc.

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