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What are the Best Pain Treatment Options?

Chronic pain can be caused by an injury or illness and can affect the whole body or just one part. Chronic pain often affects your life in many ways. You may have trouble sleeping, feel stressed or depressed, be afraid to leave home or work, and may find it hard to enjoy activities you once enjoyed before your condition worsened. Chronic pain can cause other problems, such as depression, anxiety, irritability, and fatigue. However, Dr. Steven Ferrer can recommend effective treatment options to help eliminate your pain.

Here are the most common pain treatment options.

1. Pain injections

Pain injections are the most effective and convenient way to treat pain. They are delivered by a physician injecting a local anesthetic into the painful area, which helps lessen the pain. There are a variety of pain injections, including lidocaine, bupivacaine, and more. Pain injections can be used for acute or chronic pain.

  2. Acupuncture

The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture is gaining popularity in the United States and other countries where it is becoming more accessible. Acupuncture is performed on the skin at specific points on the body called meridians. These channels correspond with specific organs and systems within the body, including the nervous system. The practitioner inserts fine needles into these meridians using either manual pressure or electrical stimulation to stimulate blood flow through these pathways, which helps relieve pain and stress in certain areas of your body.

3.      Physical therapy

Physical therapists work on exercises to improve your range of motion, flexibility, strength, and stability. They may also use electrical stimulation or heat to provide pain relief. Physical therapy is also a valuable tool in dealing with chronic pain that doesn’t respond well to other treatments. In these cases, physical therapy can help you learn how to relax and move through challenging areas of your body.

4.      Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine uses stem cells, which can become any tissue or organ. Stem cells are found in various locations in the body and can be extracted and grown into new cells using a patient’s stem cells or donated stem cells from another person.

Because regenerative medicine works with existing tissues rather than replacing damaged ones, it may be more effective at treating chronic pain from conditions like arthritis, cataracts, and heart disease than traditional treatments.

Osteopathic manipulation

An osteopathic manipulation is a form of manual therapy involving gentle hands to manipulate soft tissues. It is best suited to patients with acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain, including low back pain, neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, wrist/hand pain, and headache. Osteopathic manipulation is one of several options for treating musculoskeletal injuries and soft tissue conditions.

Chronic pain is a common symptom of many conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, etc. Pain can cause anxiety and depression, as well as sleep problems and fatigue. However, there are several options for treating chronic pain. You can reduce or eliminate their pain altogether with these treatments. Contact Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine professionals to learn more about pain management.