What Are The Best Non-Surgical Methods For Treating Pain?

Methods For Treating Pain

No matter where in the body it might be, continuous discomfort can be incredibly debilitating, impacting every aspect of a patient’s life. For many individuals, the first thought might be the need for surgical intervention in order to effectively start treating pain; however, thanks to advances in medical technology and a greater understanding of how the body heals, this is no longer the case.

There are now a wide variety of alternatives to surgery that you can use to control chronic pain, and in this blog, we take a look at some of the most effective. 

At Home Remedies

COMPRESSION THERAPY: Being able to enhance the flow of blood through your body is a very effective method of encouraging healing and reducing the pain an individual experiences. Compression therapy is a very simple and highly successful solution for promoting the flow of blood to the lower limbs, improving vascular health. This is typically something that a patient can work through at home and report back to you as the physician. 

NUTRITIONAL GUIDANCE: The food and drink that we consume can play a significant role in how we experience pain, particularly discomfort caused by inflammation. A diet that is high in refined sugars, trans fats, and processed foods can increase the pain a patient experiences. Referring a patient to a nutritionist to modify diet can relieve chronic discomfort as well as improve overall mood and energy levels.

HOT/COLD THERAPY: Temperature treatment is a tried and tested method of relieving pain due to certain injuries, particularly damage to muscles and tissue. Often, a homemade cold or hot pack can be enough to ease mild discomfort and improve movement and functionality; however, if a patient is experiencing major or long-term pain, then a physician will be able to offer advanced versions of the treatment that penetrates further into the muscle and provides greater pain relief.

Shockwave Therapy

One of the most effective non-surgical methods for treating pain is shockwave therapy, or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), as it is formally known. This method utilizes high-energy sound waves to target the impacted area, stimulating blood flow and helping to trigger the body’s natural healing response.

Research has shown that the treatment has been highly effective in reducing pain, and the procedure is very quick, requiring no anesthesia or downtime. In addition, many of these treatments are optional and can be performed in a physician clinic

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Physical therapy is the cornerstone of success when it comes to non-surgical methods for treating pain. These skilled professionals will work closely with patients to develop a tailored plan that targets the root causes of pain and aims to restore any lost functionality.

From manual and therapeutic to electric stimulation, there are a range of therapy options available. Effective rehabilitation programs that focus on strengthening muscles and improving flexibility support patients with long-term control over their pain. Physicians typically treat this as the first response to pain when a patient first presents the issue.

As a physician are you looking to offer in-house alternative medical treatment including shockwave therapy and regenerative medicine?

iRad Sales Group and Pain Doc Near Me offer these solutions, including shockwave treatment equipment. Ultrasounds and C-Arms for Regenerative Medicine as well as training for physicians in our state of the art facility. To learn more about training and equipment click here

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