Pain relief is one of the top reasons that people seek medical attention. Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting longer than 12 weeks and though conventional treatment options such as medication and surgery can treat pain, they may come with unwanted side effects and lengthy recovery periods. Fortunately, both chronic and acute pain can be effectively treated with naturopathic medicine.
- Auto Injuries
- Back Pain
- Hip Pain
- Joint Pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Pain Management Procedures
- Botox Migraines
- Pelvic Pain
- Chronic Pain
At Port St. Lucie Pain & Medical Institute, we believe in treating pain by identifying and effectively treating your underlying condition, not simply suppressing the symptoms. Our treatment focuses not only on addressing your physical pain, but your total health including your physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing.
Naturopathic treatments have been used for centuries in pain management and have proven effective in restoring balance to your central nervous system and reducing inflammation throughout the body. Common naturopathic treatments include acupuncture, hydrotherapy, massage therapy, meditation training, lifestyle counseling, and chiropractic care.
We will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that takes into account your individual needs. Our care is comprehensive and patient-centered. We are always happy to work alongside your other healthcare team professionals to ensure you are receiving the best treatment possible.
For more information on pain management and our services or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today at (954) 900-4686.
Even a “minor” crash can result in serious injuries like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery.
Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
Here at Port St. Lucie Pain & Medical Institute, we specialize in helping others find out what is causing their hip pain and correcting it so that they feel like themselves again, or even better than before! Our hips are such an important part of our body. They ensure that we stand up straight, control the entire bottom half of us, and allow us to walk, run, kick, and play.
In many cases, hip pain is simply caused by osteoarthritis, though it can also be a result of an injury.
We will put together a treatment plan to make sure that this happens. Depending on the severity of your condition, we may treat you by adjusting your hips though we also do exercise therapy, stretching, massage, and other solutions.
In a recent study, 60% of chiropractic patients had their symptoms improve so much that they no longer required surgery. That is our goal. If you do have osteoporosis, you will still benefit from chiropractic care to relieve your hip pain.
What is the cause of joint pain?
Acute joint pain is typically the result of an injury or direct trauma while chronic joint pain can be caused by rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Chronic joint pain can also develop as a result of an underlying medical condition such as dislocation, infection, osteoporosis, cancer, or fibromyalgia.
When should I seek medical care?
Joint pain can occur in any joint of the body, but most patients who experience joint pain do so in the knees, hips, shoulders, or spine. Persistent and severe pain that prohibits your ability to complete everyday tasks should be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible. If you notice redness, joint deformity, swelling, or reduced range of motion, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
If over-the-counter medications prove unable to relieve your pain, we may then proceed with other treatments such as prescription medications, epidural steroid injections, or nerve blocks.
Strengthening the muscles surrounding the joint is important to healing and preventing future flare ups, so we may recommend at-home exercises or physical therapy as well.
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
Shoulder pain is a very common condition and affects almost half of the U.S. Most patients feel some sort of pain, limited range of motion, an inability to engage in activities of daily living (ADL) or something more serious as a permanent disability.