It can be extremely frustrating to deal with chronic pain, whether it’s derived from bodily wear and tear or from having suffered an injury. At times, this can lead to an individual resorting to extreme measures, such as replacement surgeries. These surgeries and procedures are invasive, painful, and often leave the patient in recovery for long periods of time.
If it seems that you have exhausted your options and are thinking about undergoing a serious procedure, perhaps it’s time to consider an effective alternative that encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms instead.
Non-Surgical, Alternative Treatment Options
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, treatments make use of the body’s own healing properties to stimulate renewal and help alleviate pain. The procedure first involves a doctor drawing a small amount of blood from the patient. The blood is then placed into a centrifuge in order to concentrate the platelets. Though platelets are what causes blood clots, they are also essential for growth and healing functions in general. Therefore, when they are injected directly into your injured or damaged tissue, they bring potent healing properties straight to the source of your pain, repairing and restoring the area of need.
Trigger Point Injections:
At times, when your pain is associated with a muscle, trigger point injections may be the appropriate route to your therapeutic plan. In this procedure, a doctor will identify painful areas of muscle that contain knots or extreme tightness. These trigger points may aggravate the nerves and areas surrounding them, causing pain and discomfort. The doctor will then inject a safe, plant-based anti-inflammatory into the area. Trigger point injections only take a few minutes in the doctor’s office, cause very minimal discomfort, and oftentimes result in sustained relief with only a brief course of treatment.
Simply put, spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. By doing this, it takes pressure off of the spinal discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae. As a result, bulging or herniated discs may retract, relieving pressure within the spinal structure and its surrounding nerves. Stretching out and realigning your spine encourages the movement of necessary fluids and oxygen, thereby promoting healing.
A chiropractor may additionally recommend gentle, but effective manual chiropractic adjustments if misaligned vertebrae are the cause of your pain. The goal is to improve spinal motion in addition to returning the spine to its proper alignment, which will then encourage the body’s natural ability to heal.
What Types of Conditions Can Be Treated with These Non-Invasive Methods?
Non-invasive, alternative treatments can be beneficial for a vast array of conditions, including:
- Elbow pain and injuries
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Back pain, including bulging discs and sciatica
- Ligament and muscular tears
- Shoulder problems
- Foot pain
One advantage of our treatments is the reduced need for the patient to take anti-inflammatory drugs or even resort to stronger medications, like addictive opioids. Even further, the side effects of these treatments are typically very mild or none at all since the injections are created from naturally occurring substances within the body and are extremely unlikely to be rejected.
Stop masking your pain with temporary fixes. If you are searching for a long-term and effective solution for pain relief, call our clinic today at 661-587-0700 to learn more.