Chronic pain affects about 50 million people in the United States alone. Many of these people go to pain clinics, which are healthcare facilities that specialize in the diagnosis and management of chronic pain. Such clinics provide a range of medications and therapies to treat chronic pain, including advanced pain management with treatments such as acupuncture.
What Happens During a First Visit?
During the first visit to our center, our medical professional will take a detailed medical history, during which the patient describes their pain and covers such matters as its location and progression. The patient should bring their medical records with them to give our specialist as much detail as possible. They should also tell us about any previous diagnoses they had received.
Our specialist may also conduct a physical exam to determine the severity and origin of the pain. The best advanced pain management treatment for your situation will depend on factors such as the location and severity of your pain.
What are My Pain Management Options?
Non-aspirin pain relievers like Tylenol can relieve minor pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen may be recommended to treat pain accompanied by inflammation. If you are looking for a more holistic and natural approach, many patients experience great relief with advanced pain management methods such as acupuncture and Induced Hyperthermia, or I-Therm.
Acupuncture can provide advanced pain management by applying carefully controlled pressure to key areas of the body. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years but has only recently become common in Western medicine. Since the practice has grown more popular, many people have found that through this type of therapy, they can experience dramatic pain relief without the need for surgery or medication.
While not as well-known as acupuncture, Induced Hyperthermia, or I-Therm, provides powerful pain relief by dramatically increasing blood flow to targeted areas. By carefully increasing the internal temperature of areas of the body that are experiencing pain, blood flow increases up to 15-20 times as much as usual. This brings vital oxygen and nutrients to these areas, promoting healing from the inside out. As with acupuncture, treatment with Induced Hyperthermia can eliminate the need for invasive procedures or medication.
Learn More About Advanced Pain Management
If you are dealing with chronic pain, you have options. Advanced pain management is possible with effective treatments such as acupuncture and Induced Hyperthermia, both of which are offered at SaJune Institute for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine in Orlando. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and learn more!