Pain management

Relief from Pain

When you’re in pain, nothing else seems to matter. Our integrative approach to pain management will work to eliminate your pain, increase your function, and get you back to the life you love.

What sets us apart

At Well Balanced we go straight to the root cause of your symptoms by using our integrated, multi-modality approach. We start with a full body assessment of your condition and review your full health history, then develop a treatment plan to help you manage your pain as quickly as possible.

Why does integrated care work so well?

When thinking about any system in the world there is an understanding that it is all connected, everything from the weather to the seas, or soil to the trees. Our bodies are no different, our brains works with nerves who talk to muscles that act upon joints and bones. Our integrative approach aims to restore the system as a whole, not to just treat the symptom of pain itself.

Let’s talk about back pain, as an example. Western care may advocate for pharmaceutical forms of pain management such as daily medication, or an injection directly in the muscle. The results can be great for the short term, but what happens when that shot wears off? Or you stop taking your pain pills? It is very likely the pain will return, and could be much worse because the root cause has not been identified and treated.

Research shows that collaborative care between multidisciplinary practitioners gives the best possible patient care by reducing pain in the least amount of time.

This is why it is the Well Balanced mission to treat patients with an integrative approach that is designed to find and treat the cause of your pain.

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Modalities we use to manage pain

Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is the process of manually correcting the nerve pathways that send information from your brain to your body. This modality can be used to reduce pain through out the body, it is most well known for treating muscoloskeletal disorders of the spine, such as neck and back pain.

When a nerve pathway is blocked within a spine or joint, it is what we call a subluxation of the vertebrae or joint compression. The surrounding muscles become protective of the area which results in symptoms such as aching and soreness, and ultimately causing pain. Chiropractic adjustments realign these pathways to allow proper function of the nervous system and surrounding tissues.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture, like chiropractic, works with the nerve pathways of the body. In addition to treating the nerves along the spine, acupuncture treats muscle tension that is caused by overuse or injury. There is a link between the spine, muscles and nervous system that acupuncture treats effectively due to its internal influence on the body.

Acupuncture restores the pathways and normal function in muscles, joints and organs, offering relief of symptoms by resetting the body’s nervous system, increasing blood flow, and regulating hormone levels.

Manual therapy (massage therapy)

Our therapists provide assistance in trigger-point muscle release, active isolated stretching, and guided movement to facilitate symptom relief.

We all love a good spa massage, and with good reason. It feels good. But how long do the results last?

Our manual therapists are licensed massage therapists who have countless hours of additional training to work on muscle tension relief, increased blood flow, and opening of neural pathways. This specialized training allows for treatments to last longer than traditional massage.

 

Physical Therapy and Therapeutic Exercises

Acupuncture, Chiropractic and Manual Therapy work together to alleviate your pain. There is one final piece that is often missed in treating pain. That piece is stabilization and strength of the muscles and joints that were weak due to the root cause of your pain.

Our Physical Therapists and Therapeutic Exercise specialists work with you and your practitioners to identify the muscles and joints that are not working at their full potential. They then develop a plan of both continued muscle release and added stabilization that will keep you out of pain.

With the education your specialist has given you, you now have the knowledge to eliminate your pain once you have graduated from our clinic. Our goal is to have you so well versed in what your body needs that you can continue to heal yourself daily!

If you want to continue to explore the possibilities of your movement, mobility and strength after you are out of pain, we have developed The Movement. Small group classes to keep you ready for any event you throw at life.

 

Pain conditions effectively addressed using integrative care

We use integrated pain management for the following conditions:

  • Acute Sprain/Strain
  • Arthritis
  • Athletic Enhancement
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Coccygodynia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Costochondritis
  • Degenerative Disc/Joint Disease
  • De Quervain’s Syndrome
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tension/Stress, Cluster, Sinus, Rebound, Migraine Headaches
  • Herniated Discs
  • Hip, knee, and shoulder arthritis
  • IT Band Friction Syndrome
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow)
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Neuralgia
  • Occipital Neuralgia (Arnold’s Neuralgia)
  • Paresthesia
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis/Fibromatosis
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postural Imbalance
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Sacroiliitis/ SI Joint Pain
  • Stroke Sequelae
  • Surgery rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation from Major Fractures, Hairline and Stress Fractures,
  • Functional Scoliosis
  • Shin Splints/ Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Shingles and Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Shoulder Impingement/Frozen Shoulder
  • Spinal Stenosis, Spondylosis
  • Sprained Ligament(s)
  • Strained Muscle(s)
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
  • Tendonitis/Tendonopathy
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Whiplash