Whether due to aging, occupation, physical activity, or otherwise, pretty much every adult will experience acute or chronic pain at some point in their lives. When the pain becomes too much to bear day in and day out, people can find themselves turning to over-the-counter medications in an attempt to address the pain, and, if that doesn’t work, even surgery.
Here’s the thing, though: you don’t have to go under the knife to resolve your pain. There are plenty of non and minimally-invasive treatments that can address your pain and keep you from needing surgery.
Using Non-Surgical Treatments for Chronic Pain
The Most Common Pain Adults Experience
Neck and Back Pain
Essentially everyone experiences neck and back pain at some point in their lives. It can be often be caused by:
Your occupation: Desk jobs are notorious for causing neck and back pain.
Your age: This pain is more common in older adults.
Your fitness levels: If you don’t exercise regularly, your muscles can become weak and cause you pain.
Your weight: Excessive weight gain puts strain on your spine, causing neck and back pain.
Hip pain is very common in older adults or those struggling with certain diseases that affect the hips, such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Psoriatic Arthritis. If left untreated, hip pain can progress to cause physical disability, loss of sensation, and permanent immobility.
Often the result of disease or injury, knee pain can occur at any age. Since the knee is a major point of stability and strength for your body and houses major ligaments that allow for such stability, allowing this pain to go untreated can cause issues that greatly affect your day-to-day life.
Aside from injury, joint pain is often caused by various forms of arthritis. You may experience tenderness, stiffness, and warmth in areas in which your joint tissue is inflamed, leading to limited mobility, instability, deformity, and more.
The Common Ways Adults Address Chronic Pain
When they first begin to experience the symptoms of chronic pain, many adults will turn to commonplace methods to find relief. However, many of these forms of “treatment” don’t actually treat the cause of the pain at all — they simply mask the symptoms.
These can include:
Over-the-counter painkillers: These only desensitize the area to provide temporary relief.
Unsupervised exercise: While exercising can strengthen your muscles to reduce pain, if you’re not performing the moves correctly, you can actually inflict more damage.
By not properly addressing the root cause of your pain, you will keep struggling each day, until you feel that invasive (and costly) surgery is your only option. On the contrary, there are other, non or minimally-invasive treatments that can address your pain without the need for surgery and the associated recovery times.
Better Treatments for Chronic Pain
At Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach, we offer a number of innovative pain management treatments that can help restore your quality of life. This can include:
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is among the most advanced, minimally invasive pain-relief solutions. This treatment involves harvesting your stem cells or choosing from pre-harvested cells and injecting them directly into the affected tissue to help your body to reduce inflammation and pain.
PRP therapy involves extracting platelets from one area and relocating them to an injured area that needs them more. After a few days, you should feel pain relief, with greater improvement over the following weeks and months.
Ketamine infusions allow medication to go directly into your central nervous system, helping improve chronic issues such as fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and more.
Regenerative Medicine & Other Minimally Invasive Pain Solutions
At Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach we offer a wide variety of non-surgical, drug-free pain treatment options. We will help you explore all of your options for pain management and always recommend that you explore the least-invasive methods first.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin addressing your chronic pain today.