Different Surgical Alternatives
If you’ve been battling pain for months and haven’t experienced relief, you may be wondering whether surgery is the answer. Of course, we understand that surgery may be the very last thing you want to do right now. Before resorting to surgery, you may want to consult with our team here at Aligned Medical Group first to find out how we can provide you with natural, integrative solutions that could offer you relief without the surgery.
Here are just some of the natural treatment options we offer patients dealing with severe or chronic forms of pain,
Physical therapy is most often recommended before a patient considers surgery. That’s because physical therapy has proven itself effective for providing ample pain relief to people dealing with chronic pain due to spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. Physical therapy provides a non-invasive and gentler way to address pain, swelling and other problems you are dealing with through a series of exercises.
Seeing a chiropractor before you resort to surgery may be one of the best decisions you make. After all, regular chiropractic care may be able to provide you with relief from everything from neck and back pain to knee pain. Chiropractic care focuses on realigning the spine to improve circulation and mobility, boost the body’s natural healing response and reduce pain and swelling. Following the recommendations of a chiropractor now may mean preventing or, at the very least, delaying the need for surgery.
Trigger point injections
Another less invasive alternative to surgery is trigger point injections. Trigger point injections contain a solution often made from corticosteroids and lidocaine to both numb the pain and reduce inflammation. This type of injection is administered directly into the trigger point (a hard knot of muscle that can cause intense pain). This is particularly helpful for patients dealing with painful and frequent back spasms.
Holistic Medicine Approaches to Care
Here at Aligned Medical Group, we emphasize more natural therapies and alternative treatment options that help to promote the body’s natural healing processes while lessening the chances that a patient will need to get more invasive treatments or surgeries. We are focused on ways in which we can provide ample pain relief and improve the body’s functionality and mobility as a whole without resorting to surgery.
If you’d like to avoid surgery at all costs and want to find out how our medical team can help, call Aligned Medical Group at (610) 644-3166 to schedule an evaluation.