What is Alternative Pain Management?
What Types Of Pain Issues Do You Treat?
At Natural Horizons our alternative pain management specialists deal with almost every conceivable type of pain. Regardless of the pain you may be experiencing, your overall immediate issue is a singular one, you want relief from pain, and you want it NOW! At Natural Horizons Wellness Center, our number one priority in working with every patient we see is to get them out of existing pain.
Why Is Our Pain Treatment Approach Unique?
We are unique in treating and managing pain, as we take an alternative careful holistic approach in working with the body, mind and spirit of each patient. Our pain managment specialists look at many elements within the patient’s lifestyle to identify all of the contributing factors that led to a pain driven condition. Whether acute or chronic, we need to uncover all of the reasons a patient experiencing pain, so that in carrying out our treatment plan we are complete in incorporating the necessary things that will prevent a recurrence in the future. Here is what you can expect from our alterntive pain management approach:
- All patients receive a complete musculo-skeletal evaluation of pain issues.
- A comprehensive, individualized treatment plan is tailored to each patient. Treatment methods may include one or more of the following:
- Injections (trigger point, facet, etc.)
- EMG evaluation
- Spinal Decompression
- Low Intensity Laser Therapy
- Physical Rehabilitation
- Cranio-Sacral Therapy
- The patient is scheduled for the various components of the comprehensive treatment plan.
Our approach to pain treatment is multifaceted, as nearly all pain conditions are complex and usually involve a number of contributing factors. Each patient has an initial consultation with a medical doctor to not only examine the big picture regarding the specific condition, but also the patient’s overall medical history and current habits and lifestyle. The patient is then seen by our chiropractor, Dr. Verma, who performs a complete musculo-skeletal examination. The medical doctor and the chiropractor discuss each of their individual findings and develop an individualized comprehensive treatment plan for each patient.
- What should I expect at my first appointment?
In most cases, one doctor will perform your initial intake. After the doctor has seen you, he/she may refer you to another doctor for additional intake and/or testing, or begin the therapy indicated by the diagnostic testing.
Your initial appointment should take between one and two hours. At the conclusion of your initial appointment, the doctor will devise a treatment plan and will go over it in detail with you.
- What is Natural Horizons' approach to optimizing wellness?
In order to optimize one’s wellness, we examine all current habits and lifestyle choices. Once we have this information, in some cases, it will simply require balancing some of these things, while in others it requires major modifications in lifestyle. Areas we regularly address are:
• Work/Life Balance
• Stress Related Factors
• Psycho-Emotional Well Being
Optimizing wellness also requires identifying stresses or traumas (infections, toxins, emotional upsets, physical imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, etc.) and eliminating them so the body can heal itself.
- Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are thin and flexible. They are placed at various acupuncture points of the body with the intent to normalize function and energy flow at those points. Most patients don’t feel the placement of the needle at all, while some have varying pain sensations ranging from minimal to moderate. Patients that find it painful are usually toxic and need detoxification prior to a full acupuncture treatment. Those who do find needle placement painful usually report that any initial pain quickly subsides.
- What conditions and illnesses do you treat?
This is a partial list of the health issues we treat:
• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Back and Neck Pain
• Gastrointestinal Disorders
• Heart Disease
• Heavy Metal Toxicity
• High Blood Pressure
• Hormone Imbalances
• Hypothyroid Infections
• Infections of all types
• Lyme’s Disease
• Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.)
• Orthodontic Issues
• Premenstrual Syndrome (P.M.S.)
• Tooth Pain
• TMJ Pain
- What is integrative medicine?
Integrative medicine combines or “integrates” the best that allopathic or conventional medicine has to offer, with the best that alternative disciplines have to offer, all directed at the identification of the “source” of illness or disease, and the resultant treatment of it. Integrative medicine focuses on treating the cause of a disorder as opposed to just treating the symptoms.
What Things Make Up A Treatment Plan?
The treatment plan may incorporate one or more of the following components:
Low Intensity Laser Therapy
A program is then established for each patient, and treatments are scheduled at times which are mutually compatible between the Center and the patient.
All progress is carefully monitored and charted daily, and patients are seen by the doctors on a regularly scheduled follow-up basis to go over their results and to ensure that the anticipated progress is being achieved.
The mission and objective of our Pain Management program is to get patients out of pain; return them to full functionality; educate them as to ways in which they can prevent reinjury and avert chronic pain; and teach them physical exercises they can incorporate into their daily living to achieve a healthy and pain-free existence.
To schedule a Pain Management appointment at Natural Horizons Wellness Center call 1-877-292-1571.