If you have chronic pain in the back, pelvic region, or another part of the body, it often feels like that pain is running your life, robbing you of your joy. Moreover, seeking traditional treatment usually only masks the problem, even when you try potentially addictive pharmaceuticals or invasive surgery.
What if managing your pain meant not only relieving the symptoms but also getting rid of it or reducing it significantly? It’s possible when you know how to pinpoint the underlying causes of the pain, which is what integrative medicine is designed to do.
You don’t have to just settle for being comfortable. A holistic doctor at Blatman Health and Wellness in Cincinnati can address the underlying cause of your pain and help you get your life back.
What’s So Different About Seeing a Holistic Medical Practitioner for Pain Management?
Holistic or integrative medicine involves much more than eliminating symptoms or avoiding disease. Its goal is to take a whole-body approach to optimizing physical and emotional health. While conventional treatments have a place in promoting health, some conditions can be especially difficult to tackle and require well-rounded care for the body and mind.
Dr. Blatman provides care for Cincinnati patients using the best of traditional and complementary medicine to offer nutritional support, heal injuries, boost immunity, and address complex medical problems. He also takes a holistic approach to treating pain of all kinds.
Dr. Blatman and his team work hard to educate patients on the most common cause of pain—damage to the fascia, the connective tissues that encase the body’s organs. There is also myofascial pain, which occurs in the tissues of the muscles and the strings that hold them and the rest of you together. If you feel twinges, tingling, stabbing pain, or other symptoms that seem to originate in the lower back, joints, or other body parts, it’s actually the knots that have formed in the fascia and muscles that trigger pain signals. The key to reducing or eliminating the pain is healing the fascia damage.
Holistic Treatments for Chronic Pain
People in the Cincinnati area can turn to Blatman Health and Wellness Center for more natural ways to reduce pain and address it at the source. Dr. Blatman is an integrative medical specialist internationally known for treating myofascial pain. According to his Five Rules for Understanding and Treating Pain,
- Pain does not originate where you feel it. For example, the knees and head are usually not to blame for knee pain and headaches.
- Different manifestations of pain, such as tingling, shooting pains, or twinges, do not reflect different causes. The brain can’t distinguish them.
- The best way to find knotted fascia is to feel for tenderness, a tell-tale sign of injury.
- Knots in the fascia accumulate over a lifetime. With each strain and injury you incur, your pain can build.
- No injury is too severe to experience healing and recovery. Unkinking the fascia knots will reduce your pain and allow your muscles and tissues to regain their strength.
Dr. Blatman offers several treatments that address the underlying causes of pain. Holistic therapies are minimally or non-invasive, safe, and backed by science. To treat chronic pain, Dr. Blatman will likely recommend any of the following:
- Herbal medicines and supplements
- Genetic or nutrition counseling
- Myofascial release
- Trigger point, stem cell, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Peptide therapy
- IV infusions
- Infrared imaging
- Infrared light/low level laser
Surgery for pain may not be the best answer. And this treatment may help you enough that you can avoid or delay surgery.
What Happens When You See a Provider Who Practices Whole-Health Care for Pain?
When you schedule an appointment at Blatman Health and Wellness Center to treat your pain, you’ll get the compassionate, patient-centered care that is the hallmark of holistic medicine. During your initial office visit, Dr. Blatman and his team will help you take inventory of all the injuries you’ve incurred that have led to your pain. You’ll also begin a program of healing and learn physical techniques that you can do yourself to reduce your pain. You and the Blatman team may also discuss including herbal supplements or other therapies in your program.
Many Cincinnati residents have already received the benefits of Dr. Blatman’s pain relief techniques. If you’ve been struggling with pain and your current medication isn’t helping, it’s time to change your approach to pain by seeing a holistic doctor. Give us a call today or request an appointment on our website.