Break your Pain Cycle

Most people experience pain regularly. This pain settles into predictable cycles and informs our daily habits, to the point that we often get used to working around it. We think it is just the price we pay for being active, or getting older, or having kids. This is wrong. Pain is actually a way our body talks to us, asking for attention and support. Usually, with the right treatment, we can break our pain cycles!

The biggest barrier to treating your pain is how hard you are trying to ignore that it exists. A lot of people wait until the pain is unbearable, or at least significantly impacting their daily lives, before they seek treatment. Neck pain every so often after a hard day is left untreated until it grows to a constant problem. Achy knees after a long hike is seen as normal, until the ache begins to prevent you from hiking all together. 

Integrative Health Care is able to effectively treat and address pain. We are experts. We regularly work with clients with sciatica, plantar fasciitis, low back pain, joint pain in the knees, shoulders, elbows, or hips, chronic neck issues, and TMD in the jaw. We can help your body recover, so that you can go back to living life and moving through the world in the ways that bring you joy. 

Integrative treatments include Bodywork to release tension, restore blood and nutrient flow, and work with connective tissue to free your range of motion. Acupuncture is well proven to be effective for reducing pain, both by turning down the volume of pain signals and by addressing the causes of that pain. If the pain has been chronic or traumatic, Counseling can help treat the ways pain has changed your brain function, which speeds the overall healing process. Nutrition Therapy is able to support your healing through an improved relationship with food and exercise, regardless of your starting point. And Somatics are movement-based therapies, both one on one and in classes, that are able to help retrain your movement patterns and build the body awareness that allows you to address issues when they first go out of balance instead of waiting for a crisis. 

With so many options for integrative care, it can sometimes feel hard to know where to start. Integrative Medical Consults are an opportunity to talk with an integrative doctor about all your health issues, including pain, and receive a treatment plan that will best address your needs and support you in reaching your health goals. 

We do not have to live in pain. Often, pain is an indication that there is something in the body that needs treatment, and integrative health care is especially able to provide that treatment and break the pain cycle. When we no longer have to work around our pain, we are able to get back to the life we really want to be living!