Alternative Therapies for Acute and Chronic Pain Issues By: Dr. Karen Willfahrt, NMD

Stress, injury or surgery can lead to acute or chronic pain and subsequent chronic illness. Naturopathic approaches, mental health support, and regenerative IV therapies, acupuncture, medical massage, and nutritional coaching are foundational services that can provide the healing and restoration needed.

There are several areas that need to be investigated thoroughly, and an in-depth understanding of available therapies might be helpful in addressing the presenting pain issue:

Identify an area of injury causing pain. Sometimes the cause is not as it seems.An extensive History and Physical should be performed to rule out medical and physical causes of pain. Appropriate Imaging (Xrays, MRI, CT Scan) related to an area of injury should be performed if the cause of pain is undiagnosed.Labs to r/o underlying medical issues, including Food Sensitivities should be performed.

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