We experience pain throughout our lives, and most of the time, it is beneficial as it tells us when something is wrong with our bodies. As we age, though, and with some physical ailments that affect all ages, pain is a debilitating nightmare, especially when there seems no reason for it, and that pain becomes chronic.
All too often, people will be given two choices if they are suffering from chronic pain – surgery or medication. The reliance upon pain medication can continue until long after the source of chronic pain has been eradicated, and surgery always comes with risks and complications. Non-surgical joint pain treatments can not only be preferable, but they can also be hugely beneficial.
Alternatives to Non-surgical Joint Pain Treatments – Regenerative Medicine
You may have heard of regenerative medicine and wondered about it. If you are currently experiencing chronic pain, you may have considered regenerative medicine as an alternative to surgical joint pain treatments or a long and potentially dangerous course of pain medication. The good news for you is that many studies concerning regenerative medicine have returned excellent results as a treatment for chronic pain conditions in the joints and other areas of the body when pain is experienced.
Here at Macomb Pain Management, we offer several highly beneficial regenerative medicine techniques to help with your chronic pain without subjecting yourself to the surgeon’s knife. While the treatments we offer are not suitable for everyone, a quick chat with one of our medical experts should help you ascertain whether the regenerative medicine techniques we offer will help you with your painful joints.
As an Alternative to Surgery, Pain Relief Medication May be Even Worse
Not only does pain relief medication (which will more than likely contain opioids) carry with it the risk of addiction, but it also comes with a side order of unwanted side effects. Different people experience different issues with pain relief medication, but some of the more common ones are listed below:
- Dry mouth
- Mental fog
- Low mood
If you feel you can escape potential side effects by undergoing surgery, think again. Recovery from surgery is a lengthy and painful process, too, so to help people cope with that recovery, they are often prescribed … you’ve guessed it! … pain relief medication. It is no wonder that more and more people are seeking alternatives to surgery for chronic pain, such as regenerative medicine.
Treating More Than the Symptoms of Chronic Pain and Working Towards a Better Approach
In tandem with our regenerative medicine techniques, we will also work with you to suggest lifestyle changes that will give you the best chance of becoming free from your chronic pain sensations. This will include both dietary and exercise changes, as we recognize that the body recovers better if the patient works towards improving their lifestyle on a holistic basis. We take the time to get to know you and learn about the detrimental effect of chronic joint pain on your life. We will then explore all your options for non-invasive regenerative therapies and help you decide which is the most appropriate and has the most excellent chance of success.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of non-surgical joint pain treatments, please talk to the friendly regenerative medicine experts at Macomb Pain Management. We can be called at any time at (248) 844-8281 or contacted through our online form.