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Integrative Pain Management at Modern Medicine

Pain can affect us in more ways than we think, and sometimes traditional pain management can be ineffective or dangerous in the case of opioids. Get out of pain quickly and effectively with proven modern methods from our expert team at Modern Medicine!

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Integrative Pain Management Treatments

 Have you been suffering from chronic pain or acute pain? Chronic and acute pain can be debilitating, but relief is possible with the help of pain specialists and pain clinics. At Modern Medicine, AZ there are various pain management options available, including non-opioid pain management and opioid pain management, depending on the severity of the pain. Pain medication, such as acetaminophen, Vicodin, and NSAIDs, can provide analgesic relief, while physical therapy and muscle relaxers can help. Interventional pain management techniques, such as nerve blocks, can provide targeted relief for specific areas of pain. For those suffering from back pain, lower back pain, neck pain, joint pain, or sciatic nerve pain, pain specialists can recommend a combination of treatments to provide effective pain relief. Headache pain relief is also possible through medication, physical therapy, or relaxation techniques. With the help of pain specialists, patients can find a pain management plan that suits their individual needs and helps them achieve a better quality of life. These therapies may include regenerative injections such as prolotherapy, perineural subcutaneous injections (PSI), and platelet rich plasma injections (PRP).

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What is prolotherapy?

By definition, it is an injection that causes growth and in turn, repair connective tissue such as ligaments, tendons, or cartilage. Prolotherapy is essentially an irritant that will be injected to kick-start the body's healing response.

How Does prolotherapy work?

The patient is injected with dextrose 12.5% to 25% concentration and an anesthetic. Dextrose at these percentages stimulates a short inflammation on the area it was injected. This starts a repair cascade to repair the damaged area. The end product is a stronger and tighter injured tissue and decreased pain.

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Perineural subcutaneous injections (PSI)

what is Perineural subcutaneous injections (PSI)?

Perineural subcutaneous injections (PSI) are a 5% buffered dextrose solution injected under the skin (subcutaneous) to treat nerve pain. It is injected in close proximity to superficial nerve endings, thus effectively targeting the inflammatory response produced by sensory nerves.

How Does Perineural subcutaneous injections (PSI) work?

This procedure is specifically used for conditions suffering from neuropathic inflammation. PSI injections work by injecting the buffered 5% dextrose solution in close proximity to superficial nerve endings. The injection is only about 1/2 an inch below the skin and the response to PSI is near instant pain relief!

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Blood has three major types of cells, which are red blood cells, white cells, and platelets. Platelets are the cells that help blood clot and help the body heal from injury. Furthermore, Platelets have different proteins, which include growth factors, which help control inflammation and heal the body from injury.

How Does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) work?

When there is an injury to an area in the body, platelets are quickly produced and sent to the injured area. They are the first responders which initiate the healing cascade to grow new tissue, and release other proteins which help recruit more cells ultimately help to heal the injured area. During a PRP injection, the patient’s own blood is processed in a specific manner that concentrates these platelet cells. These are then injected into the affected area, which bind to the damaged tissue, and further release growth factors, which stimulate the body’s natural healing response.

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What is Integrative Pain Management?

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Modern Medicine offers professional integrative pain management that has the goal of helping those with chronic pain find new ways to live better and healthier lives. Research says the mind and body connection plays a significant role in how we feel. We provide thoughtful treatments using those listed above and acupuncture,  nutrition counseling, and more for holistic, balanced healing. Some of the benefits of integrative pain management at Modern Medicine are:

  • No Dangerous pain medicine
  • Real solutions to pain management
  • a holistic & Balanced approach
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is integrative pain management right for me?

Integrative Pain Management treatments are great for those experiencing chronic pain, haven't found solutions from their traditional physicians, or are looking to stay away from harmful prescription pain management. Overall, Integrative Pain Management is an excellent solution for those who want to get out of pain and stay out of pain long-term.

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What type of pain does integrative pain management address?

Integrative Pain Management from Dr. Gallegos at Modern Medicine is perfect for those experiencing joint pain, soft-tissue pain, spinal pain, nervous system pain, and more! Contact us today to get a free consultation to see if we are the right fit for you.

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Why won't you Prescribe narcotics/opioids? 

At Modern Medicine, we believe in returning your body to its natural balance. Narcotics and opioids are often overprescribed to patients. They can lead to dependency and addiction and exacerbate whatever is causing your pain because they alleviate pain and allow you to over-stress your body. We believe that the primary goal of pain management is not only short-term relief but also long-term sustainable pain management.

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Can my pain be cured with integrative pain management?

While we can't know for sure whether we can fully cure whatever is causing you pain, we can promise we will do our due diligence to get to the bottom of what's causing you pain. Dr. Gallegos is an expert in pain management and is here to help determine your next steps to conquering your pain in the long term.

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