A Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Approach to Pain Treatment
While the naked eye cannot see pain, its effects on the body can be long-lasting. A full recovery from an injury often requires a multidisciplinary therapeutic approach for the patient to begin feeling like themselves again. This involves taking physical therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture practices to provide long-lasting pain relief.
What Is Multidisciplinary Therapy?
Multidisciplinary therapy is a combination of two or more therapies together to help manage or improve pain. This can include treatment like physical therapy, acupuncture, orthopedics, manual therapy, naturopathy, and many more.
Benefits of Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Approach
Reduced Opioid Use
While opioids may initially provide patients with an initial flood of relief, they aren’t a sustainable option. Using a combination of modalities is much more effective in long term pain management for many patients. Your physician will be able to determine best if opioids are necessary for the recovery process.
Increased Use of Alternative Medicine
Patients with more complex injuries need a multidisciplinary approach to get to the root of the problem. While traditional medicine can be useful, the results may surprise you when used in conjunction with alternative medicine. Incorporating acupuncture techniques can be excellent for chronic headaches, for example.
Provides Lasting Results
As mentioned earlier, a multidisciplinary approach provides lasting results. While patients with acute pain may feel their pain subside with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, it’s not so easy for patients dealing with chronic pain. When a patient undergoes a multidisciplinary pain program, they identify the pain source and how to rework the body’s reaction to it. The combination of modalities corrects pain at the source instead of masking it, creating the momentum in treatment to have lasting results.
Not to mention, patients who have undergone treatment through a multidisciplinary approach can return to work quicker than those who take a one-sided recovery route. They often report functional improvements in their pain management as well, such as a decreased reliance on medication or an improvement in range of motion.
Experience A Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Approach as an Athlete
AllCure Spine and Sports uses a multidisciplinary approach in helping out patients heal from their injuries. Located in the Central New Jersey area, our collaborative practice of chiropractors, physical therapists, and acupuncturists is convenient and offers long-lasting results. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation and get back on track to experiencing optimal health.