Most people who are plagued with chronic pain turn to over-the-counter or prescription drugs. Pain meds can certainly provide relief, but if you use high doses for prolonged periods, you’re bound to run into trouble. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) stresses the liver and kidneys. Ibuprofen, aspirin, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) damage the stomach and intestines. COX-2 inhibitors (Celebrex) increase risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. And OxyContin and other opiates are highly addictive.
In addition to these popular classes of drugs, there are dozens of additional medications that target neuropathy, arthritis, migraines, shingles, and other painful conditions—and each and every one of them is rife with serious adverse side effects.
If medications fail to relieve chronic pain, physicians often recommend invasive procedures. More than a million back surgeries are performed in this country every year, and operations to repair pain-wracked knees, shoulders, hips, and the like number in the hundreds of thousands.
At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, we approach chronic pain from a different angle. We seek to relieve pain and discomfort by correcting the underlying causes.
First, the skilled physicians at Whitaker Wellness perform a thorough evaluation to get to the source of your discomfort, whether it stems from a musculoskeletal problem, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, or another previously undiscovered condition. Where we really shine, however, is in our ability to offer a number of very powerful pain-relieving therapies—all under one roof. Here’s an overview of several of our successful chronic pain treatments:
High-Intensity Laser Therapy
High-intensity laser therapy utilizes very high-energy wavelengths of light that penetrate deep into the tissues to stimulate rapid healing and relief from both acute and chronic pain.
Prolotherapy, which involves injecting a mildly irritating solution into the affected area to stimulate healing, is especially helpful for chronic pain in the neck and back.
Infrared Light Therapy
Infrared light therapy harnesses the healing power of infrared wavelengths of light and is particularly effective for chronic pain caused by neuropathy and other conditions involving pain and poor circulation.
Microcurrent therapy uses very low-frequency electrical currents to stabilize cells to relieve the chronic pain of fibromyalgia, shingles, and many other conditions.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps alleviate chronic pain by regenerating nerves and blood vessels by flooding affected areas with healing oxygen and nutrients.
Acupuncture works by opening up blocked energy channels, providing sometimes astounding relief of chronic pain.
Chiropractic manipulations restore alignment in the musculoskeletal system and take pressure off areas of chronic pain.
Because chronic pain is associated with inflammation, your Whitaker Wellness physician will prescribe a personalized nutritional supplement program with an emphasis on natural anti-inflammatory agents. Chronic pain is also linked with deficiencies in certain nutrients, and, after reviewing your blood workup, your physician will restore your nutritional balance with the appropriate supplements.
Patients who attend our Back to Health Program will enjoy healthy meals prepared by our personal chef and served in our private dining room. Diet can also play a significant role in inflammation, and the instruction you’ll receive during your stay will help you stay on track once you return home.
Exercise has been proven in countless scientific studies to improve chronic pain stemming from a variety of causes. You will be given an individualized exercise plan and may also be instructed in therapeutic exercises for improving strength and range of motion by our exercise physiologist or physical therapists.
Click the links below to read about how our Whitaker Wellness patients with chronic pain used our therapies to get back on the road to health.
Click the links below to read more about the Whitaker Wellness Institute’s successfull treatment of chronic pain.
- A Light at the End of 37 Years of Chronic Pain
- Light Your Way to Pain Relief
- Nutritional Supplements for Chronic Pain
- Prescription Drug Abuse
- Safe, Effective Pain Relief
- Sidestepping Peripheral Artery Disease
- Taking the Pain Out of Painkillers
- Tune Out Drug Ads
- Bromelain for Pain and Swelling
- Put a Stop to Shingles Pain
One-Stop Shop for Wellness and Chronic Pain Treatment
Renowned physician, author, and speaker, Julian Whitaker, MD, opened the doors of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in 1979. Since then, our clinic has helped more than 45,000 patients overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living. We’re proud to offer nearly two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof—that’s more than any other facility in the northern hemisphere. Just think of us as your “one-stop shop for wellness.”
To learn more about the Whitaker Wellness Institute’s safe, natural chronic pain treatments, click on the buttons below to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact us to learn more. You can also schedule your complimentary consultation or obtain more information by calling our Patient Services Representatives at (866) 944-8253.
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