What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic Pain occurs when you’re experiencing pain for three months or longer without any improvement. The pain simply will not go away. To relieve chronic pain, it must be treated by getting to the root cause, or the source of the problem. You might have visited your doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor, acupuncture therapist, orthopedist, and/or neurologist, and have gotten a variety of potential causes for your pain problems.
Most common treatments might offer temporary relief (such as physical therapy), but unfortunately, many of these treatments won’t provide lasting pain-relief because it isn’t actually healing the root cause of the problem. A prescription for pain-relieving opioids will shut down pain receptors, but won’t resolve the cause of the pain, it’ll only mask the problem.
Common Causes of Chronic Pain
- Direct injury
- Neurological issues, such as diabetic neuropathy, Lyme disease (causing pain in joints), arthritis, osteoarthritis
- Exposure to mold
- Dietary influences
- Unknown origin
Our Approach to Your Health and Well-being
Together we will meet to discuss your health goals so that we, as practitioners, can design a personalized plan to help you achieve those goals. We will also use comprehensive lab testing such as hormones, vitamin levels and brain testing to discover the root cause of your symptoms. Addressing the root cause is key to being able to create long-lasting results.
In this phase, our practitioners design a personalized plan for you based the 5 Pillars of Health (Nutrition, Fitness, Gut Health, Stress Management & Hormones). Addressing all five pillars is the best way to achieve long-lasting results. The first step is a detox, which every person needs in order to allow their body to fully be available to heal itself. Then, based on your goals and lab results, our medical team will guide you one-on-one or virtually through each additional step of your plan to ensure you have all the support you need. We will not only help you resolve your chronic health issues, but we will remove the confusion that is out there about how to truly live a healthy life.
Now that the foundation for your health has been repaired, it’s time to fine-tune your plan in order to sustain your results. The process starts with follow-up lab tests so we can evaluate how to fine-tune your treatment plan. This often includes the reduction of old medications, adding in revitalizing hormones and creating a healthy lifestyle plan that allows you to sustain your results for a lifetime. You will be empowered with the tools and support from our team to help you become the best version of yourself, so you can live a healthier and happier life!