Tempe, Arizona -
Unity Spine and Joint pain clinics in Phoenix are very pleased to announce that new cutting-edge treatments for pain are now available. The clinics approach is different to that taken by many other centers in so much that its intention is to help patients combat pain and not just mask it with strong medication.
Dr. Thomas Morgan, one of the attending physicians at Unity Spine and Joint, said, “Generally, when pain treatment is mentioned, many people think only of opioid medication and all of its well-known attending problems. Although for some patients opioid treatment may be necessary the fact of the matter is that we have new and alternative treatments that can be tried first. Nerve blocking, TENS treatments, may prove effective and chiropractic approaches, for example, have helped many people get back on track without resorting to traditional painkillers.”
This new approach has helped benefit many patients and for some it has been truly life changing. One patient said that her treatment at Unity Spine and Joint was just that. Kara C., a teacher who suffered from neck pain for many years, came to Unity after her existing treatments were just not working. She said, “I have been to many doctors over the years and all I ever got was medication which masked some of the pain but didn’t do anything to fix the problem. Someone recommended Dr. Morgan to me and I set up an appointment with him. His team spent a lot of time assessing me and what approach was best for my condition.”
Instead of pain medication, it was suggested that Kara could benefit from a treatment called nerve blocking. Nerve blocking is a work-around which can temporarily deaden a nerve and is also useful as a diagnostic tool as the nerve block test can tell a physician where the pain is coming from. Kara went on to say, “I hate needles, but I decided to give it a try. It changed my life – after just one treatment, I had some relief from the pain for the first time in more than a decade.”
Nerve blocking is not for everyone, however. Diabetics, for example, may well be assessed for a different course of treatment as nerve blocking can produce an unwanted spike in blood sugar levels.
Unity Spine & Joint also offers pain therapy in Mesa, AZ. Specializing in a chiropractic approach to pain is an approach that this clinic often finds patients misunderstand. Many, if not most, people think that the only treatment that chiropractors offer is manipulation of the spine, but this is simply not so.
Unity Spine & Joint’s announcement that its cutting-edge approach to pain treatment without immediately resorting to opioids is an important message for pain sufferers. One such treatment of particular interest to lower back pain sufferers, is neuroablation. Neuroablation involves an electrical current that is produced by radio waves which then heats up a small area of nerve tissue while decreasing pain signals from that specific area to the brain. For most patients, this treatment can result in less pain which lasts from 6 to 24 months.
Unity also makes use of what is called “Physical Medicine Modalities.” These include treatments such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, traction, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Other alternative treatments include trigger point injections, physical medicine modalities, epidurals, and even low dose steroid injections.
Dr. Morgan said, “These modalities are used to enable healing and reduce both inflammation and musculoskeletal pain. They can also improve circulation and deliver medication in accordance with other procedures. So, they are treatments which can improve a patient’s overall health which in turn helps to lower pain levels.”
Anyone suffering from pain who is interested in finding out more about Unity Spine and Joint’s alternative cutting-edge treatments should visit its website at https://patients.unityps.com/ where more in-depth explanations of these treatments can be found along with details of the various clinics and how to contact them.
At Unity Spine and Joint, we practice responsible pain management with a broad array of services and specialties. This enables us to provide you with the correct diagnostic testing, regenerative medicine, chiropractic and physical exercise modalities.
4765 S Lakeshore Dr, Tempe AZ 85282
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