Pain, whether acute or chronic, mild or severe, not only gets in the way of your physical comfort but also affects your mental and emotional state. There could be many reasons for the pain, including trauma, injuries, and medical conditions, such as peripheral neuropathy.
Medications are considered the first choice for the management of pain. However, these come with the risk of addiction, digestive system problems, and liver damage. Thankfully, besides medication, there are several other options that can be used to manage pain.
Let’s talk about the common options for pain management and where you can go to get the services of outstanding pain management specialists in Melbourne, FL.
Pain Management Modalities
Common modalities used by pain management specialists for the non-drug management of pain include:
Acoustic Sound Wave Therapy
Also known as extra corporeal shock wave therapy, acoustic sound wave therapy is a quick, painless, nonsurgical treatment used to treat pain. The sound waves (low frequency and high frequency) that are used during the therapy cause micro trauma to the tissues under the skin stimulate the natural healing process in the treated area.
Sound therapy can alleviate pain associated with orthopedic injuries and conditions such as,
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Golfer’s elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ligament injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Trigger finger
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy involves trigger point injections that can successfully treat both acute (new) and chronic (long-term) pain.
The therapy treats painful areas of the muscles with a knot of muscle or trigger points. The knots form when muscles get irritated by repetitive motion and don’t relax. These knots irritate the nerve surrounding them and cause pain.
During the therapy, depending upon the patient’s needs, platelet-rich plasma therapy, Wharton’s jelly, and/or lidocaine or saline are used to inactivate the trigger point and relieve pain.
This procedure can be performed in your pain management specialist’s office.
Electric Nerve Stimulation Therapy
Electrical nerve stimulation therapy treats pain associated with injuries, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, etc.
During the therapy, low voltage electric current is transmitted to the painful area to treat pain.
There are two theories to explain the mechanism of action of electric nerve stimulation therapy. According to one theory, the packets of the electric current revive and stimulate the nerve tissues that block the transmission of pain signals. While the other theory says that electric nerve stimulation raises the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals (endorphins) and thus blocks the perception of pain.
Red Light Therapy
As the name implies, red light therapy uses different types of lights to stimulate the growth of new nerves and tissues and thereby help relieve pain. Researchers have documented that red light therapy can also stimulate the re-growth of the blood vessels so that the treated area gets more blood supply and heals quickly.
Pain Management in Melbourne, FL
Don’t let your pain come in the way of enjoying your life, and seek treatment at NIVA Health. Our healthcare provider offers unique, all-natural, non-drug treatment options for managing your pain. The treatment modalities our providers offer can also improve your health and wellness in the most natural way.