Integrative Pain Therapy
The physicians at the Comprehensive Centers for Pain Management believe that the best way to reduce and manage pain is by combining elements of several different treatments at once. By treating both the causes and symptoms of pain, while motivating the patient to be more active and improve their lifestyle, we have seen a significant improvement in quality of life for individuals suffering from a variety of painful conditions.
An important part of the comprehensive pain management program is the use of alternative medical treatments, which are integrated with traditional pain management techniques to create a comprehensive plan of care. This process of integrative medicine can help reduce or eliminate your pain entirely, without the reliance on medication or treatments.
Alternative therapies when used in conjunction with traditional medical treatments creates and effective program to help some patients cope more effectively with their pain. Many specialists in pain management view the integration of traditional treatment approaches and a wide range of complementary and alternative medicine approaches as the ideal goal for many types of chronic pain. "Integrative Pain Therapy" is a term that has been used to describe this effort to link these traditional and nontraditional approaches.
Alternative therapies available at CC4PM include:
- Chiropractic treatment
- Yoga and Tai Chi
- Pilates programs
- Core strengthening and conditioning
- Herbal remedies
- Dietary alternatives
- Massage and massotherapy
Many of these alternative treatments are available through our Flo: Therapy and Wellness programs, while others are part of our partnership is several Toledo area therapists and treatment providers. In the past decade, strong evidence has been gathered for the benefits of mind-body therapies, acupuncture, and some nutritional supplements for treating pain. Other alternative therapies such as massage, chiropractic therapies, therapeutic touch, certain herbal therapies, and dietary approaches have the potential to alleviate pain in some cases. More research is needed to see how these therapies compare to conventional treatments.
If you think one of the therapies mentioned above could help you, or if you are interested in learning more about CC4PM’s integrated approach to pain and injury management, call us today at 419-843-1370 to schedule an appointment with one of Toledo’s Pain Management specialists today!