It can be frustrating to feel you have tried everything, but the pain still won’t go away – or returns after a short period of time. Before you go down the slippery slope of taking pain medications to cover-up the pain to get through your day, consider how we can help you move past the pain, restore function, and enjoy living pain-free without the dependence of medication.
Our bodies are designed to feel pain; it is our warning system to protect us and encourage us to take action. Covering up the pain without identifying and managing the causative factors can cause more damage. Alleviating pain with medication in the early stages can reduce inflammation and swelling to help you begin a rehabilitation program, but when pain is not responding to natural approaches (physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage) the following focused interventions make sense once we have diagnosed the source of the problem:
Injections can help relieve a patient’s pain and inflammation. Unlike oral medication used to help with inflammation, injections are administered directly around the area of inflamed or damaged nerves, creating a more focused impact without the risk of addiction and adverse side effects. If the injection relieves the pain, the patient can have up to 3 injections in a one year period. Injections provide not only pain relief but a window of opportunity, during which a comprehensive rehabilitation program can build strength, function and stability. While the effects of pain relief with injections may not provide a ‘cure’, it does buy us time, sometimes months, sometimes years. When nothing is done to handle the driving forces that caused the pain, the pain is likely to return. Our goal is to relieve the pain, strengthen, optimize function and avoid or prolong the need for additional injections to enjoy living pain free.
Nerve Blocks are non-surgical options to relieve pain. If you have nerve damage, your ‘warning system’ will not be functioning properly. Injury and conditions such as cancer, fibromyalgia, diabetes, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome and shingles can cause nerve pain and damage. Damaged nerves may send false pain signals to the brain without cause. Nerve blocks inject medication to the specific group of nerves responsible for sending pain signals to a certain area of the body providing pain relief for the patient. Our goal is to not only provide pain relief but also identify and treat the underlying cause or medical condition causing the pain. This may prolong the pain from returning and stop the progression of nerve damage.
The foundation of our practice is to reduce pain by identifying the cause through comprehensive assessment, then treating and strengthening the body to improve its capabilities and prevent future problems or recurrence. Our team of physicians, including Medical, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Clinical Nutritionist, Acupuncture and Biofeedback will provide services to help patients maintain a healthy lifestyle including exercise, healthy nutritional habits and stress reduction techniques that are fundamental to true long-term health and can also help with chronic pain relief.
To see if you are a candidate for the pain management options we provide please call
for a complimentary new patient consultation at our Branchburg or Somerset locations.
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Branchburg office: 908-252-0242 www.NMRnj.com
Somerset office: 732-993-6050 www.NMRpm.com