If you’re a chronic pain sufferer, you may think that “pain management” and “pain relief” are one and the same. After all, you want to feel better, and when you’re hurting, nothing else seems to matter. But feeling better at the moment is a lot different than functioning better in the long-run.
Pain is always a signal that something’s wrong. Your body is telling you that it’s being hindered from functioning, or its survival is at risk. That signal is important to treat properly. Pain management refers to temporary relief through pain medications that put those pain signals to sleep and give you a break.
While this is understandable and needed in times of extreme illness and injury, they aren’t meant to be used long-term, and they certainly do nothing to repair what’s ultimately wrong.
Think of your body as an automobile whose check-engine light is flashing. You can ignore it for the moment, but as soon as you possibly can, you should bring it into the shop to be looked at. The longer you wait, the higher the risk, and sooner or later, what’s wrong with that engine is going to catch up with you. The body works the same way; pain is your check engine light flashing. Ignore it at your own risk!
Let’s talk about pain relief. Pain relief is getting rid of the real cause of the pain. Take the car with the check engine light on. Pain relief would occur when that engine is repaired, and there’s no more reason for the light to be on anymore. Or, in the case of a broken bone, pain relief would occur when the bone is set and healed.
Regenerative Therapy and Pain Relief
At Tarpon Total Health Care, we provide treatments for pain relief rather than pain management. This includes treating back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, and more. We use chiropractic care, spinal decompression, massage, and the latest in healing arts: regenerative cellular therapy.
Regenerative cellular therapy is an all-natural treatment that goes to the microscopic level to heal tissues that have been damaged, tapping into the healing capacity of particular cells. Everyone’s body heals after an injury, but depending on age, it may be fast or slow. The younger the body, the quicker the healing. Young people have a higher rate of regenerative cells, also called stem cells, and other growth factors that signal the body to repair itself.
We use stem cells as well as PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) injections to give your body that advantage of youth, to speed up the healing process. During one of these treatments, healing cells are injected into the site of chronic pain, and they immediately go to work, restoring your body to its pre-injured condition.Using an array of all-natural treatments gives you the best chance of healing to the best of your body’s ability. Contact our office today to learn more.