11 Sep Conventional And Alternative Pain Management
Your health is one of the most important aspects of your life that, to a great extent, you can have control over – it is for this reason that when in pain, strong addictive drugs such as opioids should be avoided and therapies provided. Nutrition, diet, exercise, and medical treatment – these are all variables in which you have a choice of what goes into your body and what treatment is done to your body.
It is important to understand the medical and health options available to maximize optimal health and wellness in your life. Knowing the differences between conventional and alternative pain relief can assist you in making choices that will serve you now and in the future. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.
Conventional Medicine and Pain Management
Conventional medicine is a system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals primarily treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, such as opioids and other strong pain meds, or surgery. When you go to your doctor, for the most part, you will be prescribed conventional medicine to ease the pain. For most diseases, conventional medicine treats symptoms alone, usually with drugs or surgery. While sometimes necessary, this can lead to long-term management with an improvement in symptoms at the cost of side effects, which often require more drugs, which can result in addiction issues.
Alternative Medicine and Pain Management
Alternative medicine tends to be holistic, where an individual’s health is considered as a whole and treatment not just focused on the symptoms. In other words, the patient receives the treatment, not the disease. Alternative medicine offers methods to aid the healing powers of the body to return to a state of optimal health. Treatment is holistic; that is it takes into account every aspect of a patient and not just on the health symptoms that he or she is experiencing.
There are many options in pain management, and most do not start with strong pain meds such as opioids.
Integrated Pain Consultants provides a variety of treatments, but their primary goal is to get people off opioid medications that are addictive or otherwise lead to addiction. Check out a few very effective treatments for pain management that are considered and weighed with each individual.
Contact Integrated Pain Consultants in Scottsdale, Mesa, AZ
If you are experiencing undue pain, if you are currently worried about a number of opioids or pain meds you are taking and would like to consider an alternative option, it’s time to look to Integrated Pain Consultants for help. For your detailed evaluation, please call (480) 626-2552 or quickly book online. It is our goal to evaluate completely, determine a course of action and get our patient back to a pain-free life.