Producing an estimated $70 billion a year in medical costs, time away from work and workers’ compensation claims, pain (particularly back pain) is recognized as a major problem across the United States. What’s more is that chronic or ongoing pain disables more people than cancer or heart disease. While clear distinctions have been made in regard to sudden, acute pain and chronic, ongoing pain, there is one important connection. For instance, when an acute pain injury is not treated successfully, it can become a chronic pain condition. Thus, it’s important to understand that if you are suffering from acute pain, seeking appropriate treatment and pain management early is important. Similarly, for those experiencing chronic pain, there are still valuable treatment options to dramatically reduce your pain and improve range of motion.
While integrated forms of pain management continue to evolve, the study of neuroplasticity is also on the forefront of chronic pain prevention. In essence, researchers have discovered a critical element of how the nervous system processes pain. It doesn’t only learn information, it remembers pain, which some believe leads to the development of chronic pain in a large number of individuals. Even so, while studies continue to explore a way to stop chronic pain from occurring, a combination of new technologies, medication and non-surgical modalities provide exciting options for reducing one’s pain.
Pain Management: Options
In regard to medical care and pain management, revolutionary treatments continue to provide options for pain relief, giving patients the ability to take their lives back. In the same way, patient care is tailored to address specific mind and body conditions. This leads specialists to use the following treatments primarily or in conjunction with other forms of treatment:
- Chiropractic care
- Electrical stimulation
- Nerve blocks
- Physical therapy
- Psychological therapy
Contact us today for a better solution to pain management.