For several years, ongoing clinical research has helped determine effective means of managing pain. The patient would be advised to consult his/her physician to help diagnose the condition and manage their pain. There are several techniques for managing pain, such as physical therapy, medications, and non-invasive methods.
What is non-invasive pain management?
A non-invasive method of pain management may involve treatment that involves medication and those that don't. Although specialists may advise that treatment begins with medication, eventually it would be stopped and sought out for minimally invasive methods such as joint injections. Later on, the patient would be advised to opt for non-invasive pain-management therapy.
Non-invasive pain management therapy
Massage: Physical therapy in the form of massage is highly recommended to reduce or subside the pain. There are several advantages of massage therapy. It improves blood flow to the bones, ligaments, and muscles, and increases the levels of certain hormones that stress and depression. Massage therapy is recommended for sports injuries, muscle spasms, and swelling.
Physical Therapy: Physical therapy helps patients recover from conditions such as stroke, trauma, or even from the effects of surgery. Physical therapy offers patients a guided and controlled approach to improving from pain. Some of the techniques used in physical therapy are ultrasound healing and electrical stimulation.
Chiropractic Treatment: Chiropractic treatment uses controlled and rapid force to adjust the spinal, thereby improving flexibility and range of motion. Chiropractic treatment may be used for treating chronic low-back pain, muscle pain, headaches, or foot pain.
TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation): TENS uses the energy from electrical impulses to subside or reduce pain. The device would send in impulses to the affected area that may appear to sense like a slight electric sensation.
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