Extreme, long term pain can reduce the quality of life and make every day a struggle, and causes a lot of physical, psychological, and emotional stress. The patient suffering from chronic pain has to undergo a lot of trial and error to find a pain treatment that works. For many people living with chronic pain, finding pain relief can be tough as the typical line of management is to offer pain medication and some exercise-based treatments which is not much of help most of the times, and the patients are shuffled back and forth between primary care physicians, specialists, and therapists of all kinds in search of a solution to their pain. We at IPSC understand the impact of chronic pain on the physical aspect, psychological aspect, and even social aspects of chronic pain. We are here to listen and try with our best efforts to help you overcome pain and find relief.
Stand-alone practices of pain medicines, alternative medicine, physical therapy, etc, have proved to be effective in non-serious and common musculoskeletal conditions. Long-term usage for controlling pain with medicine is not sustainable and has potential adverse effects. The manipulative approach has absolute contraindications to certain medical conditions related to the spine and other joints. It is often found to be less effective in certain advanced and recurring spine and joint problems autoimmune conditions, seronegative arthritis, spine fracture, instability, etc. This means that there is a greater need of advanced pain management strategy beyond conventional approach which promotes non-drug, non-surgical approach.
We offers an integrated approach where the pain medicine team and expert manual medicine team offers treatment which has helped many patients manage their pain and restore functions more efficiently. This also improves their chances of proper recovery, following which they can resume their exercise and rehabilitation during or after their treatment quite efficiently.
Ideally in an integrated spine clinic the specialists are more confident and skilled at appropriately referring to their patients. For example, if a patient has not responded to osteopathy treatments or chiropractic care, he or she may be referred to the interventional pain management specialist or surgeon in the clinic. Or, if a patient consults a surgeon, but is not a good candidate for surgery, the patient would be referred to a non-surgical or manual medicine specialist in the clinic. For the patients, appropriate referrals between the spine specialists within the clinic should mean that they no longer have to worry if they are seeing the right kind of health care professional, as all the specialists are aware of the condition and that means quality and time-saving treatments with higher efficacy. This section reflects how these specialists often work together as part of an integrated spine clinic, with the goal of more effectively and efficiently treat patients with back pain
Diagnosis and treatment of spine pain are often more complex than many other medical conditions, and continuing advances in the field are making it even more complex. As such, there is a wide variety of health practitioners who diagnose and treat back pain and spinal conditions, each with different training, experience, and viewpoints on the subject. There are far too many causes of back pain and neck pain and far too many treatments available for anyone’s field of practice to have all the answers. No single type of physician treats all types of back pain, neck pain, or other musculoskeletal conditions. There are some types of back pain that respond better to manual treatments (such as chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation or physical therapy) or to medical treatments (such as injections or medications). Sometimes, with sustained and/or severe back pain, neck pain, or leg pain, surgery is the best option to get better quicker. It is quite common for a back-pain patient to first consult with one type of physician and get referred to another if found unresponsive to one typical treatment.
It is also common for a patient to find that trial and error is needed to figure out what treatment works best for his or her situation, or that a combination of treatments is the best approach or resort to surgical options much sooner than required if not treated appropriately at the right time.
If you are suffering from chronic pain and have not been able to find a treatment that provides relief, consider consulting our clinic Integrated Pain and Spine Clinic where you will find Interventional Pain Physician and Manual Medicine experts for the treatment that suits your condition, ranging from drug-free treatment, non-invasive treatments, to minimally-invasive treatments to control pain or a combination of both in the form of integrated treatments to offer long-term relief. The comprehensive approach, with you as an important team member, may well, be the answer you are looking for.
Although each spine center has its own configuration and available specialists, the one common thing is cooperation and coordination of care for the back-pain patient. Different specialties working together in the same practice can help keep the focus where it belongs – on the patient and combine different techniques quite cost-effectively and still offering a higher quality of care. The theory is that the benefits of enhanced communication between spine specialists also extend to enhanced quality of care. Each specialist is aware of all the procedures and treatments and helps to formulate an effective treatment plan for faster and better healing at right time without wasting too much time on finding the right treatment.
Integrative medicine simply means a combination of evidence-based conventional medicine and alternative medicine. For example, when conventional methods for back pain have been ineffective, your provider may suggest, osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT), Soft-Tissue Manipulation, or anti-inflammatory medication.
Within integrative medicine, consideration is placed on all factors that influence health: biological, behavioral, psychosocial and environmental.
Integrative medicine involves building the groundwork for improved overall health. This approach actively addresses immunity (for example, gut health or inflammatory burden), nutritional status (vitamin deficiencies or food allergies), hormone imbalances as well as environmental toxins (pesticides in food, occupational hazards, etc.).
Integrative medicine focuses on preventive medicine. The best way to secure your future health is by gaining a full understanding of your current health status, and finding ways to proactively address medical issues before they develop.
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