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The Right Pain Clinic In St. Petersburg, FL.

Pain Management

Aria Health and Wellness Institute’s Pain Clinic in St. Petersburg Florida provides a holistic approach to pain management. All of us have experienced pain in one form or another during our lifetime and dealing with pain is sometimes a bewildering and frightening experience. We will be bringing you tips and research from a variety of perspectives so you can improve your functionality and enjoy your daily activities more fully.

The first step to managing your pain is determining the cause. When you experience pain the body is telling you something is not right. If you experience any pain, get evaluated by your physician so the cause of the pain can be determined and a treatment plan can be made tailored specifically to your needs.

Pain is subjective, meaning no one can tell you how you feel, and what you experience as pain. The level you feel varies in each individual. So while two people might both have a broken ankle, each person might rate the level of pain they experience very differently. Each person has a different threshold, or tolerance for pain and should be treated accordingly.

There are variety of approaches and treatment modalities used to get relief from the pain you’re experiencing. Here at the Aria Pain Clinic in St. Petersburg Florida, you will have access to a variety of services that can help you along the road towards pain relief and wellness.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture and massage have been used for thousands of years in China to help treat a variety of medical symptoms. According to Chinese tradition, Qi (pronounced chee) – or energy flows though different meridians or planes of the body. Each meridian connects to a specific organ. When Qi lines are blocked illness or pain ensues. Acupuncture helps access and treat those blockages so QI can flow freely through the body.

Massage Therapy

Massage is used to reduce pain in several of areas of the body. There are a variety of types of massage, mostly using the hands and fingers to rub and manipulate soft tissue and muscles to relieve stress, pressure and pain from joints and muscles. Massage therapy dates back thousands of years utilized in countries such as Rome, Egypt, China and India. Hippocrates called medicine, “the art of rubbing,” and many people find tremendous relief from pain, stress and anxiety through massage therapy.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists help increase mobility and function of limbs through movement and exercise. This movement decreases pain and helps prevent obesity. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the use of physical therapy for back pain, helps lower the amount of medications, injections and surgery used.

Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractic Medicine deals primarily with the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Chiropractors help patients find pain relief from nerve, muscle and skeletal issues by providing manipulations and manual adjustments which relieve acute and chronic pain symptoms.

Medications

There are a variety of medications used to help treat pain. Depending on your coexisting medical conditions, your doctor will prescribe one that is best suited for the type of pain you’re experiencing and take into account any other medical conditions you might have. One of the things to always keep in mind is the timing of your medication. If you know for instance you want to try a more vigorous exercise, such as tennis, and you know your back acts up, take the medication an hour or so prior to beginning your game so you can play your best and enjoy your time on the court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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