(Heel Pain | Foot Pain | Back Pain | Neuropathy)
In clinic we treat many patients dealing with chronic pain. While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered by the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take action to resolve it, chronic pain is quite different. Chronic pain persists and continues to be triggered by the nervous system even when there is no longer any evidence of the initial problem or area of injury.
There are many different reasons that our bodies will present with pain. There are structural and injury situations, internal medical issues, neurotransmitter problems, auto-immune disorders (arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupis), neuropathy and the like. So much of chronic pain in this country is seen as simply “structural” and is usually treated by body workers such as Massage Therapists, Chiropractors or by Western doctors with prescription drugs. Because of the misdiagnosis of chronic pain, many cases go unresolved and untreated.
When dealing with chronic pain situations, our evaluation and testing helps us to find the multiple reasons and methods of treatment within each pain situation. We find that the reason many cases do not respond to conventional methods of treatment is because of the extreme deficiencies in nutrients and chronic systemic inflammation throughout the body. In fact, many people are surprised that much of their pain has to do with the metabolic breakdown of some function(s) in the body—that is to say that the pain is a symptom of an internal medical situation, not one of a local area where the pain resides.
With the wide range of alternative medicine we have at hand, we find the best individualized treatment protocols for each patient. Even in cases where there is solely a structural problem, we are able to give homeopathics, nutritional anti-inflammatories and pain relievers, in addition to acupuncture and cold laser work. This approach removes the dangerous side-effects or damage that is caused from taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs.
“I have been a patient of Sabrina’s for several years. I first started seeing her after damaging the tendons in the bottom of my foot. Western Medical Doctors wanted to do surgery and a year of physical therapy. Sabrina was able to relieve the pain and mend my foot in just a couple of weeks.”
-Sandee W., Golden, CO
“For twenty-five years I have had pain in my right ear, especially if I rolled to that side during sleep. I would wake up in terrible pain. No doctor could give me any relief without suggesting medications. However, the very first day that Sabrina treated my ear with acupuncture, the pain was gone and now a month later I am still pain free. The procedure is so easy, I wish I would have tried it sooner. Thank you Sabrina, for the wonderful, restful nights sleep.”
-Kathee P., Lakewood, CO
“Sabrina has helped me in so many ways, it’s hard to summarize them in a few paragraphs. Due to a head injury 30+ years ago, I’ve had severe ear and neck pain everyday for years. Nothing helped the pain. Numerous trips to specialists who told me there was nothing wrong was very discouraging. A friend recommended Sabrina. After my first acupuncture treatment, the pain was gone. This was the first time in 30+ years I didn’t have the severe pain I lived with every day.”
-Cindy G., Golden, CO
“In 1997 I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus which brought with it several disorders. The primary killer being Rheumatoid Arthritis. I began seeing a Rheumatologist and was treated with steroids, Hydroxychloriquin and then Imuran up until September 2005. Although these medications helped with my symptoms somewhat, I began developing bone loss and degenerative disk disease in my cervical and lumbar spine as a direct result of the medications used to help me. The pain each day and severe fatigue was leaving me feeling hopeless and helpless. My next options were pain medications and spinal fusion surgeries. In desperation I began asking questions about alternative medicine and was given Sabrina’s name and number. Being somewhat a skeptic but in complete desperation to get better and not worse I made an appointment with her. I was amazed at her understanding and solution orientated outlook. It initially took me about 30 days to adjust to this new regimen and to go off of my ‘toxic’ medications. In just a short few months my energy has increased 100% and I am pain free more days than not. The great news is that I will soon get to decrease or what Sabrina calls progress in my regimen. That’s a new one for me. I am so grateful for her insight and wisdom. I am getting more done today than I have in years and can’t wait to see what my future brings. I again have hope and no longer feel helpless. I am even working out three times a week and I never thought I would be capable of that ever again. Thank you Sabrina!!!!!!”
-Kristen T. , Aurora, Colorado