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Want to Stay Away from Pain Medication? Here Are Some of Your Options

Want to Stay Away from Pain Medication? Here Are Some of Your Options

Pain medications play an important role as you recover after experiencing or going through treatment for an injury or disease. But if you have chronic pain, you may want to avoid taking pain medications for the long term because of the side effects they cause. 

The providers at OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare with offices in San Diego, Encinitas, and Temecula, California, understand. That’s why our practice offers several alternatives to pain medication for patients struggling with chronic pain. Here’s a look at some of your options:

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care is a natural approach to easing your pain. Chiropractors, like OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare provider Travis C. Ehlers, DC, use a holistic approach to pain management. 

Instead of limiting their view to only the area of your body in pain, chiropractors look at how your joints and spine contribute to chronic pain. When these bones and joints are in a dysfunctional position, it can aggravate your nerves and trigger or make your pain worse. 

When Dr. Ehlers addresses this dysfunction, he eases the swelling, tension, or pressure that affects your nerves. He also restores your bones and joints to their proper position to improve your mobility and prevent pain

Regenerative medicine

At OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare, our regenerative medicine specialists David Chao, MD, and James J. Chao, MD, use resources that encourage your body’s cellular regeneration and healing to give your body’s natural healing processes a helping hand.

Our practice specializes in using all-natural stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Your body naturally produces both stem cells and platelets to repair damaged tissues, decrease pain, and improve function in damaged or diseased areas.

A closer look at stem cell therapy

Stem cells are unspecialized cells your body produces to change into any new cell type when needed to repair or regrow damaged tissues. When your provider injects stem cells into the area needing treatment, they help repair and grow new tissue, reduce swelling, and ease your pain.

A closer look at PRP

Your blood contains platelets, which have growth factors that help stop inflammation and repair damaged tissue. With PRP therapy, your provider draws a small amount of your blood using a syringe and then spins it in a centrifuge to create a platelet-rich plasma.

The plasma gets injected into the tissues at the source of your pain. The high level of platelets the PRP solution triggers your healing process and helps alleviate pain, so you get some much-needed relief—without medication.

Conditions regenerative medicine can treat

One of the best things about regenerative medicine for pain management is in the number of conditions and injuries it can help. Your OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare provider uses regenerative medicine to address pain triggered by many diseases and injuries, including:

Learn more about drug-free ways to manage your pain by talking to a specialist at OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare. Schedule a consultation at our San Diego, Temecula, or Encinitas, California, office. 

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