Chronic pain is a major health problem, affecting about 100 million people in the United States. This type of pain significantly affects quality of life, making it harder to work, be active, and spend time with those you love.
September is Pain Awareness Month. At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, our chiropractor, Dr. Trace Alexander, understands how chronic pain and some traditional pain treatments affect a person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Here, we want to share with you all the pain management treatments we offer to help you take control of your pain. Instead of just managing your symptoms with medications, we offer treatments that aim to heal the root cause of your pain.
Your spine is a complex structure, made of bones, joints, and discs, that protects your spinal cord and serve as the exit point for all the nerves in your body. These peripheral nerves send and receive messages from your central nervous system — your brain and spinal cord — to the rest of your body.
Misalignment in your spine may interfere with this communication, which disrupts normal body functions and sometimes leads to pain. Chiropractic care focuses on realigning your spine to improve structure and function, alleviate pain, and support your body’s natural healing process.
We use chiropractic care to treat many pain conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, and joint pain.
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves inserting slender needles into specific points of the body to restore the flow of energy, also known as qi.
Though an ancient alternative therapy, acupuncture activates your central nervous system and triggers the release of your body’s natural pain killers.
Acupuncture may alleviate acute and chronic pain problems, including muscle strains, migraines, and dental pain.
Pain is an expected sensation when you injure or damage a body part. This pain usually goes away once the injury heals. However, healing may take longer than expected, prolonging your discomfort.
Regenerative medicine is an emerging area of medical care that utilizes the healing properties in your own body to accelerate your body’s natural repair process. We use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for regenerative medicine.
When you have an injury, your blood brings in platelets to stop the bleeding. These platelets also have growth factors and specialized proteins that repair the injured tissue.
For PRP treatment, we take a sample of your own blood, spin it in a centrifuge, and create a product that has a high concentration of platelets and their healing properties — PRP. We then inject the PRP directly into your injured or damaged tissue to support the healing process and ease your pain.
Medications, injections, and other therapies
When it comes to pain management, no single treatment or therapy works for everyone. Though we provide many hands-on services to support your body’s natural healing process to relieve your pain, we also offer traditional medical treatments.
When you come in for a visit to get help managing your pain, we conduct an in-depth exam to fully understand your pain condition so we can design the most effective treatment plan.
In addition to chiropractic care, acupuncture, and regenerative medicine, we also help control pain with:
- Pain medication
- Trigger point injections
- Joint injections
- Hyaluronic acid injections
- Therapeutic massage
We also carry SOTA CBD products to help manage pain. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical found in the cannabis family of plants that helps reduce pain and inflammation.
Don’t let your pain run your life. We offer many innovative treatments and therapies to help ease your discomfort so you can get back to doing the things you love.
Schedule a pain management appointment today by calling the office most convenient to you — in Plano or Addison, Texas — or clicking the “book online” button.