What are my treatment options?
One of the most common treatment solution for pain is medication, including muscle relaxants and/or anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals. Although they may help temporarily, chronic use of these drugs can result in many side effects and do not provide long term relief. Furthermore, patients often overexert themselves when taking pain medication since their body's natural pain signal has been removed and this can result in further injury.
Our Integrative Approach to Treating Acute and Chronic Pain
There are many effective treatments for pain which focus on treating the cause. Often rest, ice, regular aerobic exercise, core strengthening and weight loss are all peole need to relieve their pain. Sometimes in cases of severe or chronic pain, therapies are also helpful to speed up the healing process.
The following are effective therapies offered by KIH practitioners:
Our Chiropractic doctor is very well experienced in treating pain. He use a combination of soft tissue therapies and manipulations to correct vertebral and muscular misalignments.
Osteopathic therapies are also very helpful in treating acute and chronic pain. Osteopaths use more subtle techniques and adjustments to rebalance the patients musculoskeletal and physiological systems.
Massage therapy with a registered massage therapist is often used to relax tense muscles and ease spasm.
Other natural alternatives to medication include therapies such as medical acupuncture with electro-stimulation and active release therapy, shiatsu therapy or traditional acupuncture and hydrotherapy techniques. Natural remedies are often helpful in decreasing inflammation and thereby managing pain. Rehabilitation exercises or work modifications are also important to help prevent further injury.