When pain interferes with your ability to stay active, meet your daily responsibilities, and do the things you enjoy, it’s time to consider alternative therapies. Monique Bain, AP, Dipl. Ac., and the highly trained team at Five Element Wellness Center in Tamarac and Weston, Florida, offer personalized care and a variety of treatment options to alleviate your pain and promote healing. To learn more about effective pain management, call one of the offices or schedule an appointment online.
While there aren’t any specific rules about when to seek pain management, it’s best to get help for your pain at an early stage rather than pushing through ongoing pain. There are two types of pain: acute and chronic.
Acute pain occurs due to an illness or injury. This type of pain only lasts a few weeks or months and disappears as the underlying problem heals. Early treatment is important so you can get relief from the pain and receive the best care for the problem causing your pain.
Chronic pain lasts for at least 3-6 months, or you continue to experience pain long after the injury heals. Early treatment is important to improve your quality of life and break the ongoing cycle of pain. The longer your pain continues, the more you’re at risk for changes in your central nervous system that make your nerves hypersensitive and lead to more pain.
Chronic pain may begin as an injury or illness, but in many cases, a specific cause can’t be identified. A few examples of the many possible causes of chronic pain include:
Five Element Wellness Center provides natural treatments that target the source of your pain.
Chronic pain seldom responds well to conventional medications. Even powerful medications like opioids are minimally effective for chronic pain, and they have the risk of side effects and addiction.
For this reason, many medical professionals recommend non-pharmacologic options as the first treatment for chronic pain. Studies show that alternative therapies such as acupuncture, massage, mindfulness-based meditation, and yoga provide pain relief for a variety of problems.
The team at Five Element Wellness Center develops a personalized plan that includes safe and effective options such as:
Massage therapy relieves pain by reducing inflammation, relaxing muscles, improving circulation, and eliminating stress.
Acupuncture enhances your body’s healing ability, improves blood flow, and triggers nerves to release soothing biochemicals, such as endorphins, that naturally relieve pain.
Homeopathic medicine uses treatments from plants, minerals, and biological materials that target the source of your symptoms and stimulate healing.
Cupping promotes increased blood circulation and helps your body release toxins.
This method relieves acute and chronic pain using infrared light to reach muscles, nerves, and cells deep below the surface, where the light stimulates healing and cell regeneration.
Cold laser (low-level light) therapy uses low-intensity laser energy that passes safely through your skin and triggers cellular activity in damaged tissues. This type of therapy can reduce inflammation, increase cell metabolism, and trigger new tissue growth.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation uses mild electrical impulses to block pain messages sent from the nerves to your brain. If the brain doesn’t get the pain signal, you don’t feel the pain.
If you need relief from pain, call Five Element Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online.
Are you looking for a natural way to eliminate your pain without harmful drugs, side-effects or surgery? Five Element Wellness Center has many safe and natural solutions to get you out of pain and enjoy your life again!
Pain can be debilitating. It interferes with our daily tasks and disrupts our overall wellbeing. Chronic pain can lead to depression, anger, sleep issues, frustration and anxiety. Many people turn to pain medications in desperation, only to suffer with more side-effects.
At Five Element Wellness Center, we help our patients live a pain free life by treating the root of the problem and offering natural therapies that allow the body to heal and restore optimal function. We help patients avoid surgery and overcome pain naturally and without side-effects.