Managing Pain to Get Back to LIfe
It’s hard to lead a happy life when you are struggling with pain on a daily basis. Extreme pain can stop you from doing what you love and even prevent you from doing everyday activities. Life doesn’t have to be like this. You can get that much-needed relief with a combination of pain management techniques involving chiropractic, physical therapy, and acupuncture.
Advanced Spine & Wellness Center in Rockville, MD can stop your pain in its tracks and get you back to your favorite activities. Contact us today for help treating your pain or continue reading to learn about our unique pain management techniques.
Instant Pain Relief
Although there are various pain management techniques out there, our physical therapist and acupuncturist, Andrew Bloch, has developed a unique approach to pain relief. Reflexive Pattern Therapy (RPT) combines physical therapy and acupuncture practices for a non-invasive way to relieve pain instantly. RPT is based on Bloch’s belief that when the body is injured, it tries to protect or guard itself.
“My theory is that the body protects you, but it usually over protects. It protects you based on past experiences and so it keeps protecting every time it sees a danger,” Bloch said.
When your body is overprotecting itself, it tenses up so that it’s unable to repair itself, which can lead to more pain. Bloch treats this pain by getting the body to relax and let its guard down so healing can begin to take place.
Through his studies, he has found that the body follows a certain pattern when it is injured. Based on these patterns, Bloch is able to alleviate the pain almost instantly and allow patients to experience an improved range of motion.
This method of treatment can be used on patients of all ages with all types of pain. Bloch has direct experiencing using RPT to help patients recover from hand injuries that cannot be addressed by chiropractic care alone, and has also treated those with shoulder and back pain, among other things.
Neck and Back Pain Management Techniques
One of the best pain management techniques for neck or back paininvolves spinal decompression. This method relies on decompression tables that work to stretch out the spine and reduce the load of degenerated discs, a primary source of pain to many.
“Anyone with neck or low back pain can benefit from decompression therapy. It allows deep openings of often compressed areas like the discs or joints, which are common causes of low back and neck pain,” explained Dr. Brian Paris. “It really helps speed recovery so you can correct posture and movement dysfunctions.”
Once pain is subdued, you can begin exercises and physical therapy to help strengthen weaker areas of the spine with the support of doctors and clinical specialists. As effected areas grow stronger, you’ll start to notice that your pain is not only manageable, but has nearly disappeared.
At Advanced Spine & Wellness Center, we want you to enjoy an active, healthy, and pain-free lifestyle and can help you do so with our unique pain management techniques, available to clients in Rockville, Gaithersburg, Potomac, Bethesda, and surrounding areas. So if you want to eliminate pain from your life and get back to enjoying the things you love, contact us for a customized treatment plan today.