Chronic Pain Treatment
(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.
Cause of Pain
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.