A New, Holistic Way To Manage Pain

January 4, 2016 | Spinal Intervention
A New, Holistic Way To Manage Pain

According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain conditions. The number affected is more than those affected by coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined!

Managing the pain from these chronic conditions has evolved to a holistic approach, which is the treatment of a patient’s pain with the combined help of general practitioners such as physical therapists and psychologists. To put it simply, it is treating the whole self--mind and body--rather than just the pain point.

One big misconception about managing pain is that doctors will simply prescribe the pain medication and the problem will be gone. However, medication isn’t the core of the treatment. Holistic management of chronic pain focuses on first diagnosing the problem and then exploring different ways to restore function in the hurt areas.

At NewSouth NeuroSpine, we offer a holistic team approach to treating your pain. Our team includes surgeons, spinal intervention doctors, physical therapists, psychologists, imaging technicians, physical medicine, rehabilitation specialists, and a specialty pharmacist. We treat the whole patient. Additionally, all of our services are under one roof making it most convenient for each patient.