As well-designed as our bodies can be, things do occasionally happen that leave people living with chronic pain. Many pain management centers focus on tossing medication at the issue to cover up the pain. Holistic pain management does so much more to focus on treating the cause rather than the symptoms. Dr. Kevin Chan, with the team of Pineapple Health, serving Phoenix, AZ, would like to offer answers to some frequently asked questions on the topic.
What Is Holistic Pain Management?
Pain management is often a term used for helping a patient cope with long-term pain. This is usually done via prescription medication to mask the pain that someone is feeling versus solving the source of the pain.
Holistic pain management focuses on natural alternatives to medication. Our office conducts a thorough examination to determine the exact cause of the pain, if it is from an ignored condition, and the best possible path to treat it.
What Are the Benefits of Holistic Pain Management?
One of the biggest benefits of holistic pain management is that there are no toxic medications going through your system.
Muscle relaxers and pain relievers come with a long list of side effects. In addition to the expected foggy thinking and lightheadedness, long-term use of prescription medication can lead to damaging vital organs. Long-term use of narcotic medication often leads to addiction battles even if the initial cause of pain is gone. Continued use also builds a tolerance that will require more medication for the same relief, until you hit the legal maximum of what can be prescribed.
With holistic treatment, your body can actually improve rather than get worse.
What Are Examples of Holistic Pain Management?
We offer a variety of services that help treat pain. With a full assessment, we offer coaching on how to live your life better to reduce pain and stressors that aggravate it.
This is often done in tandem with exercise, meditation, acupuncture, herbal remedies, chiropractic care, and massage therapy.
Where Can I Find Holistic Pain Management?
If you are in the Phoenix, AZ, area - look no further. Call (480) 961-2366 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kevin Chan and the team of Pineapple Health to help get you started on your path to wellness today.