Chronic pain is a broad term that defines all painful conditions lasting over 3 months — it usually starts with mild symptoms and worsens with time. Approximately one-third of all adults in the US suffer from chronic pain of some form, whether it’s chronic neck pain, back pain, lumbar pain, headaches, or other types of pain. The traditional approach to chronic pain management, i.e., narcotics and opioids, has led to an opioid crisis, making people dependent on drugs to simply get through the day. Glen Rock Spine & Rehab focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of your chronic pain with drug-free pain management in Glen Rock, NJ.
Addressing the root problem of chronic pain, drug-free
What is drug-free pain management?
Drug-free pain management refers to solutions that alleviate chronic pain and its associated symptoms without drugs. Most people assume painkillers and opioids can treat chronic pain, but that’s a misconception — drugs and opioids simply mask the pain. They help you feel better temporarily, but the pain returns as soon as the drugs wear off. As such, an exclusionary focus on drugs for pain management can lead to an addiction, making you reliant on drugs to simply get through the day. Drug-free pain management, such as physical therapy, laser therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and epidural injections, addresses the root cause of your chronic pain.
How can you treat chronic pain without drugs?
Drug-free pain management solutions identify and address the root cause of your chronic pain. The trauma-trained specialists and physiatrists review your health history, discuss your symptoms, and run advanced imaging tests to visualize your musculoskeletal system, including the bones, vertebrae, muscles, tendons, cartilages, and other components. After tracing the root cause of your chronic pain, we provide treatments that reduce inflammation, restore alignment, and encourage your body to heal the damaged tissues. The specific treatments differ, but the underlying goal is to provide lasting relief, improving your overall quality of life with drug-free pain management at Glen Rock Spine & Rehab.
What do drug-free pain management treatments include?
- Cortisone injections reduce the inflammation in the epidural space of the spine.
- Spinal decompression restores spinal alignment and treats slipped discs.
- Piezoelectric impulse therapy heals the scar tissues and alleviates discomfort.
- Trigger point injections relax the knots of tightened muscles.
- Chiropractic care restores spinal alignment through the manual manipulation of the body.
- Cold laser therapy uses laser energy to encourage cellular regeneration and healing.
- Acupuncture involves inserting sterile needles into the body for pain relief and healing.
- Physical therapy involves various exercises and stretches to strengthen your body.
Visit Glen Rock Spine & Rehab
Glen Rock Spine & Rehab is a state-of-the-art pain management center focused on a drug-free and non-surgical approach to pain management. We believe in identifying and treating the root cause of chronic pain rather than simply masking its symptoms. We do that through various methods, such as physical therapy, acupuncture, rhizotomy, and other solutions that provide lasting relief while empowering you to avoid future instances of chronic pain. We also provide chiropractic treatments to restore spinal alignment without surgeries. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your options for drug-free pain management in Glen Rock, NJ.