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Natural Alternatives to help your pain

 

Medical remedies are astounding, but they have inherent risks. Some patients may develop an allergic reaction to their medicine. Others may build-up a tolerance for certain medications; making them less effective. Patients can also become addicted to some potent medicines. These reactions increase the seriousness of your disease or injury, which may also magnify your pain.

Natural Remedies Are Safe and Effective

  • Chilli Peppers contain capsaicin, which makes nerve receptors, called C-fibers unresponsive. Recent studies that proved capsaicin effectively decreases pain associated with arthritis, shingles, and neuropathy. Topical creams and ointments that contain capsaicin are available in a variety of stores.
  • MSM is a derivative of sulfur. Pure crystalline flakes (99.7% with completely free of fillers) has a positive affect on osteoarthritis and numerous other health problems. Patients using MSM report a 30% decrease in pain and a noticeable improvement in physiological function. Recommended dosage: begin with 1.5-3 grams once daily; increase to 3 grams twice daily, for more severe pain.
  • Birch Leaf is a powerful pain reliever that effectively treats endocrine and autoimmune disorders.

Essential Oils

  • Eucalyptus oil is an essential ingredient in aromatherapy. It provides a soothing and relaxing sensation from stress and pain.
  • Lavender oil helps alleviate head and joint pain, especially when used with massage therapy.
  • Peppermint oil is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins A and C, minerals of manganese, iron, calcium, foliate, magnesium, copper, and potassium.
  • Sandalwood is a colorless to pale yellow oil. This thick liquid is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing oil. It is used in the treatment of bronchitis, skin problems, stress, and many other health conditions.

Pain Stop Clinics’ health teams have extensive knowledge of many natural remedies. Physiotherapy is a crucial procedure in pain management. Our trained physiotherapists realign the musculoskeletal system. Physiotherapy exercises restore your proper balance and this provides extended pain relief from several types of injuries.

  • Neck Pain (stiff neck, whiplash)
  • Back Pain (herniated disc, sciatica, lower back pain)
  • Shoulder Pain (rotator cuff injury, frozen shoulder,)
  • Knee Pain (osteoarthritis, runner’s knee)
  • Hip Pain (arthritis)
  • Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines

Massage therapy is a natural and relaxing technique used to alleviate painful muscles. Your massage therapist provides personal care as part of your pain management program. Our licensed therapist are skilled in various massage techniques of stretching movements, with arm and leg extensions; acupressure and trigger-point massage.

 

Receiving proper care after an auto injury

 

Car accidents occur every 60 seconds. You could be injured; be in pain, feel confused and scared. Using observation, physical examination, and patient interaction, paramedics quickly assess your condition. Most hospitals have a preoccupation with clinical testing.

  • CAT’s
  • MRI’s
  • EEG’s
  • EKG’s
  • Lab tests

Test results are the accepted criteria for determining a person’s health status. Numbers override patients’ needs. Doctors know your MRI results, but they know nothing about you.

Today’s Medicine

The practice of medicine does not always reflect the highest standards. People who are sick or injured feel processed by the hospital mill. They receive routine and impersonal care.

People involved in an auto accident feel traumatized, physically and mentally. They need to feel connected with their health care providers, who focus time, attention, care, skills, and knowledge on them.

Pain Stop Clinics understand your desperation. When you call, our friendly, health care workers will give you immediate assistance. We schedule most appointments within an hour of your initial call for help. It is vital for injury victims to receive the correct treatment for a successful recovery and a permanent relief from their pain

Our goal is to prevent further physical and mental damage that may result from a delay or improper treatment of your injuries. Our pain management professionals will use their combined knowledge and skills in your care.

Chiropractic Therapy

Physiotherapy & Therapeutic Exercises

Massage Therapy

Joint Injection

Pharmacological Intervention

Radiofrequency Neuroablation

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

Trigger Point Injections

Transforaminal Epidurals

Nerve Blocks

Medial Branch Blocks

Interlaminar Epidurals

Low-Dose Steroid Injections

Cervical Facet Injection

Back Pain Treatments

Chiropractic Therapy

Physiotherapy & Therapeutic Exercises

Massage Therapy

Joint Injection

Pharmacological Intervention

Radiofrequency Neuroablation

Nerve Blocks

Transforaminal Epidurals

Medial Branch Blocks

Interlaminar Epidurals

Low-Dose Steroid Injections

Cervical Facet Injection

Trigger Point Injections

Arms and Legs Treatments

Chiropractic Therapy

Physiotherapy & Therapeutic Exercises

Massage Therapy

Joint Injection

Pharmacological Intervention

Radiofrequency Neuroablation

Nerve Blocks

Medial Branch Blocks

Interlaminar Epidurals

Low-Dose Steroid Injections

Cervical Facet Injection

Trigger Point Injections

Pain Stop Clinics exemplify the highest standards of patient-centered care. “Know and care for the whole person.” “Do no harm.” These are not empty words. They are the embedded maxims of Pain Stop Clinics pain management care. We can reduce and possibly alleviate your pain, ease your suffering, promote your well-being. We can help you learn how to manage your life, in spite of your chronic illness and chronic pain.

How your diet plays a key role in fibromyalgia pain

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition that disrupts the lives of 12 million Americans. It often causes intense widespread pain that restricts the normal function and movement of muscles, bones, and joints. This condition is more prominent in women, between the ages of 25-65. Many fibromyalgia victims wonder if there is any cure; or if there are any effective treatments that can reduce its painful symptoms.

There is no cure for fibromyalgia sufferers. There are effective methods for persons afflicted with fibromyalgia. Pain Management Organizations and renowned publications, like Prevention Magazine know that diet and nutrition play a decisive role in the management and alleviation of fibromyalgia symptoms and their various types of pain.

A Proven Effective Approach

The typical diet in America contains ten times the healthy requirement of Omega-6, which results in a dangerous ratio of 1:14 of Omega-3 to Omega-6. The optimum ratio should be 1:4.

Pain Stop Clinics use a trustworthy, nutritional approach to manage fibromyalgia pain. Our objectives are client-centered. We use vitamins, minerals, and recommended nutritional supplements to improve your overall health. These supplements raise the healthy components in your body, while reducing the unhealthy, excessive lipids and unbalanced ratios of Omega-3 and Omega-6.

Recommended Therapies

  • Green Tea contains anti-oxidants that successfully treat painful inflammatory disorders.
  • 5-Hydroxy-trytophan is converted into serotonin, by your body. This natural compound, found in salmon, tuna, cashew nuts, sunflower seeds, and dairy products reduces chronic pain
  • Vitamins B2 and B6 can reduce muscle spasms; Vitamin B12 helps protect nerve fibers and reduce the conduction of pain.
  • Enzymes, such as Bromelain; pineapples contain large amounts of this anti-inflammatory substance.

Foods That Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

  • Hot Peppers ½ teaspoon powder daily
  • Edamame ¼ cup daily
  • Mint 1 cup of tea daily
  • Turmeric 1 tablespoon daily protects against joint inflammation
  • Cherries 45 block inflammation and inhibit pain enzymes.

Pain Stop Clinics help you break this destructive cycle and restore a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Healthy eating promotes physical and mental well-being. Your wellness team, at any, location will empower you with the tools to enjoy an active life despite Chronic Pain.

Loving yourself despite chronic illness

Chronic Pain attacks people of all ages. It limits their strength and energy. It challenges their physical endurance and their mental well-being. It intrudes upon their happy, active way of life. Chronic pain inflicts its victims with negative attitudes, depressed emotions, opiate and alcohol dependence, fear and hopelessness. A maze of continuous agony traps Chronic Pain sufferers in a dismal vegetative state.

Traditional medical practices usually focus on minimizing your pain, without ascertaining its cause. Self-treatments usually lead to drug and or alcohol dependence. Your frustration, bitterness, and helplessness increases, because neither of these options produces effective results.

Pain Stop Clinics offer alternative treatment programs that really work. Our treatment strategies utilize various medical disciplines and multiple trustworthy methods. We understand the complex nature of Chronic Pain. We treat the Whole Person, with a comprehensive remedy program. This inclusive approach cares for all your needs simultaneously.

Causes of Chronic Pain

Head and Neck Conditions Arms and Legs Conditions

Neck Pain Muscle and Joint Pain

Shoulder Pain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Headaches/Migraines Hip Pain

Arthritis/Osteoarthritis Elbow Pain

Fibromyalgia Arm/Wrist/Hand Numbness

TMJ Pain Leg Numbness

Accident, Work and Sports Injuries Knee Pain

Bulging/Herniated Discs Foot/Ankle Pain

Muscle and Joint Pain Tingling in Feet

Back Pain Conditions Tingling in Hands

Upper Back Pain Swollen Feet and Ankles

Lower Back Pain Neuropathy

Bulging/Herniated Discs Arthritis/Osteoarthritis

Muscle and Joint Pain Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Accident, Work, and Sports Injuries

Accident, Work, and Sports Injuries Sciatica

 

Other/General Conditions

Neuropathy TMJ Pain

Arthritis/Osteoarthritis Sciatica

Fibromyalgia Accident, Work, and Sports Injuries

Effective Treatments

  • Chiropractic Therapy
  • Physiotherapy & Therapeutic Exercises
  • Massage Therapy
  • Joint Injection
  • Pharmacological Intervention
  • Radiofrequency Neuroablation
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Transforaminal Epidurals
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Medial Branch Blocks
  • Interlaminar Epidurals
  • Low-Dose Steroid Injections
  • Cervical Facet Injection

Locations

  1. North Phoenix (602) 482-2282
  2. Metro (602) 674-5515
  3. Avondale (623) 935-9920
  4. North Scottsdale (602) 456-5184
  5. Tempe (480) 897-3300
  6. Mesa (480) 272-8944
  7. Arrowhead (623) 688-5400
  8. South Scottsdale (480) 874-9800

You battle numerous problems associated with your medical conditions. Chronic Pain is one of several outstanding symptoms that occur from injuries, diseases, or physical and neurological abnormalities. Pain Stop Clinics provide each client with a personal team of specialists, who dedicate themselves to supporting each client, with a superior course of treatment. Our Pain Management Process is identical at all our Pain Stop Clinics.We sincerely care about our clients’ welfare; we work diligently to help them regain a pain free life.

 

Setting goals in the face of pain and illness

Do you live with chronic illness(s) and chronic pain daily? Do you struggle to perform basic tasks and enjoy simple activities? Do doctors treat you as if you are part of a research study, with a relevant set of symptoms? Are you unhappy and tired of sickness and pain controlling your life?

Setting goals will help you regain control of your life. It is a fundamental step in the pain management process. Do not set goals in spite of overwhelming health problems in your life——–set goals because this is an effective way to manage them.

Your personal pain management team includes eminent doctors, nurses, therapists, and counselors who are specialists in various disciplines. Your health advocates serve your best interests. They will help you assess your conditions, understand your capabilities and limitations, and recognize the characteristics and the extent of your pain. Your team will prepare you to select the best starting point for your goals.

Getting started

Choose mini goals from a variety of objective areas. Then break these mini goals into small, practical steps.

  1. Physical goals
  2. Health goals
  3. Emotional/ Attitude goals
  4. Skill learning goals

These mini goals will help you achieve your ultimate goal: improve your health Helping you manage a difficult area, better and easier, can be a secondary goal. This might seem like an impossible undertaking. Remember you are not alone; your wellness team will support your earnest efforts, with thoughtful encouragement, guidance

How to Set Your Goals

  1. Be realistic
  1. Start with a few
  2. Start slow
  3. Review frequently
  4. Understand the steps to achieve your goals
  5. Set specific goals
  6. Use a reasonable time frame
  7. Celebrate your achievements

How will you benefit from your diligent effort?

  • You will feel better physically and psychologically
  • You can cope with stress more effectively
  • You will appreciate and enjoy your life more
  • You will discover techniques for handling your limitations
  • Your attitude will be more positive and productive
  • You will learn different ways to stay active
  • You will be proactive in your health care and assume control of your life again

Chronic diseases or injuries can disrupt anyone’s life. It is often beyond our ability to stop or alter. When you understand and accept this fact, you can start learning techniques that will help you adjust. Positive, healthy choices strengthen your physical and mental well-being. You can manage your life happily and successfully.

 

Massage techniques that reduce pain

As a treatment option, massage therapy can have substantial benefits. People suffering with chronic conditions and their associated chronic pain, experience noticeable relief, from a long list of symptoms and the continuous cycle of pain.

Every year millions of people suffer intense pain caused by diseases and injuries. One hundred types of cancers cause a variety of painful symptoms. Injuries occurring from sports and car accidents often cause severe pain. Victims of accidents that take place at work and at home may have chronic pain as well.

The manipulation, rubbing, and or pressing of the skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments can decrease or relieve the pain caused by disease or injury. Your type of pain determines which of the various forms of massage therapy will be the most effective. Different types of pain require different therapy techniques.

Therapeutic Massage Classifications

Western Tradition Swedish Message Eastern Tradition “Finger Pressure” Chronic condition relieve Chronic pain relief
Soft-tissue release is a technique to restore strength and flexibility to muscles after an injury. Acupressure: Ancient Asian technique stimulates the body’s immune system and promotes self-healing. Sports injuries, fibromyalgia, diabetes, TMJ pain. Muscle spasms in back, arms, and legs that result from sports injuries and accidents.
Trigger-point massage stretches the muscle and connective tissue. This technique deactivates areas of the muscle that cause pain. Reflexology manipulates nerves in the hand and foot. This technique strengthens various areas of your body causing illness and pain. Neck and shoulder pain, accidents at work and home. Trauma and injuries caused by accidents at home or at work.
Neuromuscular massage uses a static pressure technique that relieves nerve and muscle pain. Jin-shin do is a Japanese technique of acupressure that maintains pressure for 1 or 2 minutes. Muscle and joint pain, car accidents, sciatica. Fibromyalgia, arm/hand/wrist numbness
Lymphatic drainage massage applies a slow, soft technique to stimulate the lymphatic system. Thai massage: applies pressure along the body’s lines of energy, causing painful chronic conditions. Headaches, arthritis, neuropathy, restless legs syndrome. Relieves the pain caused by cancer and edema
Craniosacral massage uses a gentle technique that improves the body’s healing abilities Increases energy, emotional and biochemical balance

Pain Stop Clinics use massage therapy in a balanced fusion of several treatment procedures. These natural remedies strengthen your body’s immune system and improve your physical and mental well-being. Both Western and Eastern massage techniques can reduce pain.

 

Rise above your pain using Spiritual Steps

How can we Rise above Our Pain by Using Spiritual Steps?

Pain is a constant reality for millions of children and adults around the world. It is a mystery to most doctors. Their inability to provide any kind of effective treatment, left chronic pains sufferers frustrated, without relief or hope.

Dr. John Bonica created a multidisciplinary treatment program that revolutionized traditional medical practices. This effective treatment option used the expertise of many specialists. This combination of strategies, therapies, and procedures provided a comprehensive approach for people living with chronic pain.

Dr. Bonica started the first pain management facility, which established these pain management principles.

  1. Acute Pain is different from chronic Pain. Acute pain is a symptom of disease, injury or biological abnormality. Chronic pain is the disease. It is incurable, treatable and manageable.
  2. Your body produces natural pain-relieving chemicals, called endorphins that reduces or inhibits the sensations of pain.
  3. Positive attitudes have positive effects on emotions; emotions can trigger pain.
  4. Chronic pain affects all areas of that person’s life and the life of loved ones.

The successful treatment and management of pain concerns these connected conditions and outcomes.

  • Biomedical: your body’s ability to tolerate environmental stresses
  • Environmental stresses: metabolic or physiologic impairment that occurs in response to a difficult event
  • Your conditions and mental processes interact with each other
  • Your beliefs, attitudes, expectations, and emotions regulate this relationship and its outcomes, which means the ways you act and react to the constant changes in your life.

How Can Your Spirituality Help?

Faith entwines the lives of Christians. Their faith is God-centered and God-directed. Christian qualities of strength, power, joy, self-control, hope, and endurance emanate from God. Their trust and reliance on him is implicit.

  • Prayer is one way Christians express their faith and trust in God. God responds and supplies them with the power to endure under trying circumstances, the strength to enjoy life and remain hopeful. He enhances their thinking abilities, which enables them to make good choices about their health.
  • The Scriptures provide encouragement, inspiration, and sound advice; “take one day at a time.” Godly advice reduces stress.
  • When Christians act on his advice, they draw closer to God, feel genuine relief and solace.

Pain Stop Clinics understand the body/mind correlation of pain. The united efforts of many disciplines and their diverse resources help chronic pain sufferers successfully manage their pain. Pain Stop Clinics and Locations do not advocate one religion over another. The above example is one example and may not reflect the views of all employees and representatives.

Eating sweets can help dull your pain

“Sweets are delicious and beneficial.” Is there any truth in this statement? Nutritionists acknowledge these facts.

Chocolate

  • Delicious
  • Ingredient contained in many sweets
  • Processed from cocoa, sugar, and fat
  • High sugar and fat content
  • Slows down the production of molecules that contribute to inflammation
  • Reduces your chances of getting osteoarthritis
  • Stimulates clotting
  • Use cautiously

Cocoa

  • Bitter
  • Ingredient contained in many sweets
  • Natural bi-product of cocoa bean
  • Low sugar and fat content
  • Slows down the production of molecules that contribute to inflammation
  • Reduces your chances of getting osteoarthritis
  • Stimulates clotting
  • Safe to use

The choices you make regarding sweets will ultimately determine the extent of its effects, which range from mild to severe. Sugar is responsible for many harmful and undesirable conditions. Most people are unaware of sugar’s damaging affects to the skin. It interferes with the natural processes of elastin and collagen development.

Prevention.com explains that sugar to builds-up in your bloodstream, when you eat too many sweets. When it attaches to proteins, also in your bloodstream, it creates a new molecule called Advanced Glycation End products (AGE). AGE damages nearby proteins that contain elastin and collagen. These proteins make skin firm and supple.

Damaged elastin and collagen becomes dry and brittle; a condition that results in wrinkles and sagging skin. This adverse process continues. Skin is composed of 3 types: I, II, and III. Type III is the smoothest and healthiest. Damaged collagen changes from type III to type I. These unwelcome conditions are reversible.

  1. Dry, with wrinkles
  2. Clogged and enlarged pores
  3. Prone to infections
  4. Loss of antioxidant enzymes

Do you have arthritis? You live with constant pain from inflammation. If your poor eating habits include high levels of sucrose and fructose, this can trigger painful inflammation. Sweet deserts of pastries, chocolate bars, and candies make you more susceptible to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

Consuming Too Much Sugar Causes So Much Pain

  • Allergies
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Gas, bloating or extended stomach after meals
  • Headache
  • Liver
  • Kidney
  • small intestines
  • Dehydration
  • Interrupted sleep

Sweets are unhealthy; they interfere with your body’s normal processes. Interrupted processes frequently result in pain. Your health team, at Pain Stop Clinics will discuss your progress, your concerns, and any problems that you noticed. Adjustments, in your pain management program may be necessary. This process helps you learn how to adjust to your changing circumstances and maintain control of your life.

 

How you can help your loved one suffering from pain

CDC statistics indicate over 160 million adults in the U.S. live with two or more chronic illnesses.

  • Fibromyalgia
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Lupus
  • COPD
  • MS
  • Crohn’s Disease

A staggering number of victims live with chronic pain, on a daily basis. This does not include sports and job-related job injuries or car and home accidents. The help and support you receive from your network of loving caregivers, is critical to your pain management process and success.

Chronic pain is an important family matter that concerns the entire family. This situation changes everyone’s life. Dear loved ones, struggling continuously with pain; share some common experiences, with their caregivers. You must recognize you are a team. You must work together to succeed.

  • Dramatic changes in their lives
  • A significant loss of independence
  • Restricted interaction with friends
  • Limited participation of interests and hobbies

Guidelines to Help a Loved One

  1. Try to provide an environment that fulfills his/her health needs. If for example, your loved one agonizes, when climbing stairs. Relocate the bedroom to the main floor of the house. Set-up an activity center that is appropriate for his physical and mental abilities.
  2. Keep the lines of communication flowing honestly between you both. Communication is the process of listening and talking.
  3. Exert patience, to the greatest extent possible. Do not take personally, everything your loved one does or says.
  4. Laughter is the best medicine; it strengthens and heals the body and refreshes and inspires the mind.
  5. Appreciate your blessings. Thank God throughout your day. Express your love and appreciation to each other.
  6. Do not hesitate to ask for help from your health team, at Pain Stop Clinics.
  7. Make plans and set goals; be prepared to make adjustments, when interruptions occur.
  8. Attitudes must exude positive optimism based on reality.
  9. Take one day, or even one hour at a time.
  10. Take care of yourself; you are import too.

Caring for a loved one, who lives with the daily cycle of pain, is fraught with complex challenges. One caregiver remarked. “I view the many difficulties in life, as puzzles to be solved.” This kind of positive thinking, will enable you to help your loved one overcome his/her circumstances with productive action. Together, you will learn creative strategies to help the most important person in your life, manage their chronic illnesses and their chronic pain. Pain Stop Clinics will help you achieve your health goals.

Chronic Pain triggers to watch out for

Chronic Pain triggers to watch out for

People living with chronic pain know first-hand, its debilitating effects. They may not realize what common triggers aggravate their health conditions or what triggers the onset of their pain. Are you a victim of chronic pain? You may find it enlightening and beneficial to keep “a pain journal.” Knowledge and awareness are powerful tools in pain management. Pain management is not simply the act of controlling your pain. Pain management is a comprehensive process, which includes learning and application procedures.

  • Learn what parts of your life you can control.
  • Learn the different ways you can control your life.
  • Using this knowledge and taking control of you life.
  • Understanding what areas of your life you cannot control.
  • Learn to accept this fact and keep a positive attitude.
  • Learn how to cope with chronic illness and chronic pain in your life
  • Use coping strategies to minimize pain; avoid stress, depression, and frustration.

Cause and Affect

People with chronic illnesses often experience chronic pain. Typically, they may have two or more conditions simultaneously; either or both of these can result in intense pain. Physiological and psychological conditions co-exist in many people. A person with diabetes may also suffer with neuropathy and depression, at the same time.

Various psychological and physiological conditions have overlapping characteristics; they can be the cause and or the effect. This chart will help you understand the cycle of pain that is so destructive and complex. Each of these triggers, effects, and problems promotes each other.

TRIGGERS/CAUSE EFFECT/RESULT ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS
Emotions=anger, worry, irritable, depressed Head pain, abdominal pain, intestinal pain, back pain, overall body pain Sleeping, eating, relationships, job performance, weight gain, weight loss, fatigue
Sleep=too little, too much, interrupted, improper position Overall body pain, fatigue, back pain, neck pain, head pain, stress, emotions, eating Elevated blood pressure, cholesterol imbalance
Activity=too much, too little, fail to warm-up Body injuries, chronic pain Sleep, eating, job performance, emotions, stress, relationships
Eating=too much, too little, unhealthy Head pain, abdominal pain, intestinal pain, stress, fatigue Sleep, emotions, weight gain, weight loss
Stress Overall body pain, emotions, job performance Eating, sleeping, negative attitude, weight gain, weight loss

Pain Stop Clinics throughout Arizona recognize these alarming facts. These dedicated specialists understand the complex nature of pain, its numerous, duplicate causes and affects. Our specialists will help you understand the characteristics of your pain; and how to successfully manage it.

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