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An Alternative to Pain Medications

An Alternative to Pain MedicationsChronic pain affects many people in the United States. It’s diagnosed when a person has experienced pain for at least three months or longer. Many individuals suffer for your years in silence before they seek medical help, but unfortunately, the standard of care for chronic pain is to mask it with drugs or injections.

With the epidemic of people becoming addicted to pain relievers like oxycontin and other narcotics, educating the public on proven alternative methods that actually heal the body to reduce pain instead of “numbing it” is helping many people to overcome their painful conditions.

Common Causes of Chronic Pain
Injury & Trauma
Disease & Infections
Fibromyalgia
Spinal compression
Arthritis
Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)

Neuropathy is associated with many of the above-listed types of pain, as it’s common for nerve damage to have occurred in individuals with diabetes, chemotherapy treatment, injuries, autoimmune diseases, compressed spinal vertebrae, cholesterol medication side effects, a build-up of toxins, and vascular disease.

In the United States alone, neuropathy affects nearly 20 million people. This nerve damage happens because the small blood vessels, which supply blood and nutrients to the nerves becomes impaired. When the nerves are no longer fed nutrients, they either die, or their signals to the brain become restricted and unsuccessful.

Symptoms of Neuropathy Most Often Include the Following Sensations
• Tingling
• Numbness
• Burning
• Sensations of cold/hot
• Stumbling
• Impingements
• Electrical vibrating sensations
• Falling & stumbling
• Lack of strength
• Decreased range-of-motion
• Muscle cramps
• Joint inflammation

How Laser Therapy Works
As mentioned, the most common treatment for pain and nerve damage is to mask it with prescription medications, but there is a way to actually “treat” the symptoms and improve the nerve function in the body.

Over the past decade, Laser Therapy has proven effective in treating and reducing chronic pain and neuropathic issues.

Laser Therapy uses no thermal or heating effect; it creates microcirculation around the soft tissue and nerve fibers through a concentrated light that penetrates through the skin without any injections or cutting. It is easily placed on the areas of concern and permeates the body through an intense light beam.

The laser therapy is quick, painless and highly effective. With the laser light’s infiltration, an increase in ATP (Energy) along with an increase in mitochondrial cell function takes place. This increase produces the healing and stimulation of damaged tissues and nerves to begin through the circulatory response.

Advantages of Laser Therapy
• Decreases inflammation
• Stimulates tendon healing
• Incites nerve healing
• Helps wounds to heal more quickly
• Decreases numbness
• Decreases tingling
• Improves circulation
• Increases oxygen-rich blood
• Improves microvessel flow
• Relieves back and spinal inflammation
• Remove toxins

It’s often beneficial to co-treat severe cases of chronic and neuropathic pain, so along with the laser therapy, synergistic approaches are regularly sought after by patients to improve mobility, functionality and alleviate pain quicker than average.

Synergistic Treatment
• Decompression
• Electrical nerve stimulation
• Manual stretching
• Massage therapy
• Natural supplementation to regenerate the myelin sheath
• Therapeutic ultrasound

Treating the underlying cause of your pain is essential. Having a comprehensive evaluation to define your level of discomfort and conditions are critical steps to eliminating your pain naturally and improving your long-term outcomes.

Advance Spine Joint Institute

10233 Okeechobee Blvd, Suite B-6
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-721-0492

advancedspineandjoint.com

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