As we begin the New Year, it would be wonderful to finally reduce or put an end to living with chronic pain. Unlike acute pain, which comes on suddenly - usually within a few days or weeks and resolves shortly thereafter, chronic pain lasts for three months or longer, or takes longer than expected to heal. Some researchers believe pain must last six months or longer to be considered chronic. Chronic pain can range from mild to severe, be intermittent or continuous and occur almost anywhere in the body.
Living with chronic pain can be draining - both emotionally and physically!
Patients often experience:
Depression, anxiety and/or stress
Inability to exercise or participate in normal activities
Unfortunately, chronic pain sufferers do not always know why they are in pain. Many have received prescription and/or over-the-counter pain medication, told to “just live with It” or have an invasive procedure to deal with their chronic pain conditions. But, there is another approach, one that helps to find and treat the root cause of chronic pain - not by masking pain with medication or telling you that your pain is in your head!
Integrative Functional Medicine offers Chronic Pain Relief!
At Elite Digestive and Integrative Healthcare of East Brunswick, we believe multiple body systems contribute to chronic pain. Patients may have inflammation, immune system disorders, detoxification concerns, as well as hormonal, structural and/or muscular imbalances. To effectively treat patients with chronic pain, it is necessary to look further - past the pain to the root cause. In many cases, by treating the root cause, chronic diseases and chronic pain conditions, heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes and obesity are preventable and reversible.
Dr. Plumser and his Team pride themselves on spending quality time with each patient, evaluating a thorough health history, along with lifestyle, environmental, genetic and hormonal factors. By giving the body what it needs - healthy eating program, regular exercise, sufficient sleep and stress management techniques, health improves and patients experience chronic pain relief, without the harmful side effects associated with many prescription and/or over-the-counter medications.
To learn more about our Integrative Functional Medicine treatment option, please call and schedule an appointment. Let this be the year that you are no longer living with chronic pain.