Chronic pain is a serious problem that affects countless lives. Chronic pain can persist after an injury or operation or may be due to underlying conditions like osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia. It saps your energy, impairs mobility and independence, and can wreak havoc on relationships and livelihoods. It cannot and should not be ignored.
Opioids or steroids may seem to resolve pain, but they only provide a temporary fix and are associated with many side effects. Opioids such as tramadol and oxycontin are extremely addictive. Cessation can cause withdrawal with the potential for “rebound” pain. Systemic steroids such as decadron/dexamethasone suppress the immune system and often decrease bone density. Systemic use can cause a significant increase in appetite and weight gain, as well as withdrawal symptoms. Even nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents have been proven to cause GI disturbances and increase cardiovascular risks over the long term.
If you are one of thousands of people whose lives are affected by chronic pain and the side effects of medications…if you think there must be a better way to relieve your pain and potentially overcome the cause…you’ve come to the right place.
At Integrative Medicine of Frederick we offer opioid-free, steroid-free alternatives to manage chronic pain and help you recover. We’ll review your medical history and reason for your pain, and may utilize advanced genetic testing to determine which medications and/or herbals will be most effective for you as an individual. Your practitioners will work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
Advanced Pain Treatments
Depending on your situation, here are some of the physical modalities we offer, which reduce pain and enhance tissue healing:
Supportive Pain Relief Modalities
Integrative Medicine of Frederick
6020 Meadowridge Center Drive
Elkridge, MD 21075
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