The Many Ways to Help Chronic Pain
Traditional Chinese acupuncture and medical acupuncture (myofascial trigger point releasing) are very effective ways of treating chronic pain of various causes including low back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, tension headaches, migraines, tight muscles, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and various neuralgias.
Cupping therapy is another popular and effective strategy to eliminate pain from tension and is very helpful for sports injuries that result from chronic repetitive strains.
Chronic pain is something that unfortunately too many people suffer from. I see a lot of patients who are not able to uncover the reason for their pain, already having gone through the conventional medical system and coming away with few options. Oral pain medications are the treatment of choice by traditional medicine, which can leave someone dependant and suffering from not just pain, but side effects from these drugs including ulcers and kidney failure in many cases. I work with pharmacies to tailor medications as creams rather than by mouth. Patients love these compounded prescriptions because they can still benefit from the efficacy of the medicine, but not have to deal with unwanted side effects.
I also use injection therapies with natural anti-inflammatories and low dose anaesthetics to help relieve nerves of their constant firing patterns of pain receptors. Sometimes all it takes is re-patterning a nerve so that the body doesn’t perceive the pain.
Medicines like LDN Low Dose Naltrexone are great treatments to allow nerves to get into new habits of not being as sensitive or reactive to triggers that would normally cause pain responses. I use therapies like these and other novel treatments to help stop pain. In my practice I endeavour to find the best treatments for people in pain as well as unrooting the cause.