Pain management

Helping you manage and get relief from pain

When you’re in pain, nothing else seems to matter. Our integrative approach will decrease your pain, increase your range of motion and function, and get you back to enjoying life.

What sets us apart

At Well Balanced, we go straight to the cause of your symptoms and use our integrated, multi-practitioner approach. We start with a full assessment of your condition and then work out a treatment plan that may include a number of different modalities.

Collaborative care vs. traditional Western medical care

Take back pain, as an example. Western care may advocate for pain medication or a shot directly in the muscle for pain relief. The results are great, but what happens when that shot wears off or you stop taking your pain pills? The pain returns.

Treating pain effectively means getting to the root cause.

The newest research shows that collaborative care between multidisciplinary practitioners in an integrated setting gives the best possible patient care and produces optimal results in alleviating pain in the least amount of time.

This is why we are committed to an integrative approach that is designed to find the cause, not just the site, of your pain.

Modalities we use to treat pain

Chiropractic treatments

Chiropractic is great for acute neck and back pain. It is a process of manually correcting the nerve pathways that send information from your brain to your body.

When the nerve pathway is blocked within the spine, what we call a subluxation of the vertebrae, the muscles around the area become sore and fatigued, ultimately causing pain. Chiropractic adjustments, free these pathways and relieve pain.

Acupuncture treatments

Acupuncture, like chiropractic, acupuncture works with the nerve pathways of the body. In addition to treating the nerves along the spine, acupuncture treats the neural pathways in the entire body. We call these pathways channels of Qi.

Qi, energy and blood flow become stuck due to tight muscles and blocked neural pathways. Acupuncture restores the pathways and normal function muscles, joints and organs, offering relief of symptoms by resetting the body’s nervous system, increasing blood flow, and regulating hormone levels.

Physical therapy

If you have seen a physical therapist before, you will quickly notice we take a different approach. We don’t go straight for the problem, we find the cause! Our first goal is to determine dysfunctional or compensatory movement patterns as well as what musculoskeletal or neurological impairments contribute to your pain.

Much like chiropractic and acupuncture, orthopedic manual therapy works to relieve the joints, soft tissue and nerve pathways that send information from your brain through your spinal cord to your body.

In addition, physical therapy also specifically works to re-educate your neuromuscular system as well as increase your strength and coordination. Physical therapy is a great fit for chronic and acute joint pain, neck, shoulder, low back, hip and pelvic pain.

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 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.

Bringing it all together

All of these modalities are similar in their outcome goals, but the approach is slightly different. We know that each person is also different, and different folks call for different strokes, which is why the integrated approach is so effective.

In a short period of time you will notice decreased pain and increased range of motion for individual muscle groups pertaining to your area of pain. This is due to each modality’s direct ability to loosen muscles, increase blood flow, and allow normal muscle memory to return.

Once pain decreases and range of motion increases, postural correction is implemented in order to prevent future injury.

When needed we will TEACH you specific stretches to retrain your muscles to withstand repeated physical stressors. We don’t just want your pain to go away — we want to make sure it never returns!

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