Physical therapy, or PT, is both a healthcare profession and a system of rehabilitative techniques. Physical therapy is a conservative, non-drug approach to treating musculoskeletal problems and overcoming physical impairments or disabilities. Physical therapy is most concerned with:
- Promoting mobility
- Restoring functional ability
- Reducing pain or discomfort
- Improving quality of life
Injection therapy is a conventional treatment technique for acute and chronic pain. Injection therapy, an invasive approach to healthcare, is used by medical doctors to treat a wide variety of conditions that cause pain or discomfort. This technique is often effective in temporarily relieving your pain. But side effects may occur, and the results you experience from injection therapy may be short-lived. Conservative approaches, including a powerful treatment technique called manipulation under anesthesia (MUA), may produce better immediate and long-term results and reduce your chances of side effects. Read on to learn more about injections for pain and why MUA is a viable alternative.
Pain medication may help eliminate or mask your discomfort, but every kind of pain medicine, or analgesic, carries its own drawbacks and risks. Certain types of pain may respond better to one kind of medication than another. What stops your pain may not take away someone else’s pain. Alternative approaches to pain management may be just as effective as pain medication, without the harmful side effects. Read on to learn more about the role of pain medication in healthcare and how one conservative approach—manipulation under anesthesia—is offering patients both hope and results.
Pain is the principle reason most people seek health care, whether it be conventional medical care or complementary alternative care. Pain management options abound, but sometimes it’s difficult to know the full range of options available to you. Explores some of the most common causes of musculoskeletal pain,the symptoms that accompany it and the alternative pain treatments—methods for managing or eliminating your pain that are safe, conservative, and effective.