What is pain mitigation?
In the United States, many doctors fear they’ll suffer consequences for prescribing pain-relieving meds and will only prescribe them when the pain has become so intense that it’s crippling. Unfortunately, when the pain has already reached this level, developing narcotic dependency is a near certainty.
Pain mitigation is one way to help your overall well-being by managing the pain that’s already present, making you less likely to become addicted to prescribed medication. By finding a root source of the pain, pain mitigation resolves the core issues that cause the brain to receive and send pain signals.
What pain mitigation treatments are available?
There are many ways Dr. Petersen and his team can help to alleviate your pain.
For example, the Feldenkrais Method, which was developed by a nuclear physicist, combines knowledge of the western and eastern medical arts to find the cause. During this treatment, Dr. Petersen uses precise movements that reconnect your muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems.
There are many other pain mitigation treatments available, including:
- IV ketamine
- Compounded ketamine preparations
- Herbal pain therapies
- Sphenocath procedures
- Low-intensity laser therapy
- Prozolone and prolotherapy injections
Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) also helps cells repair themselves, alleviating pain. It accelerates the fusion of broken bones; speeds up the wound healing process; reduces pain and tissue-swelling; and can even help to treat mood disorders. PEMF also helps with cell repair, renewal and replacement.
When should I seek pain mitigation therapy?
Pain mitigation is a viable recovery option whenever your pain affects your day-to-day life. Whether you have chronic or acute pain, Dr. Petersen can help by pinpointing sources—providing treatments and strategies to help combat it.
No one should have to live with pain. Unfortunately, chronic pain is an everyday reality for millions of Americans, making it difficult for them to function both at home and at work. If you’re experiencing chronic pain, contact WholeHealth.
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