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Prioritize a Year Without Pain


Sciatica pain has significantly contributed to my suffering for the better part of my 63 years of life (a few weeks to 64). It all started with numbness in my left leg. Before I could fathom what was happening, I had visited seven hospitals across the Midwest. For sure, nothing was working out, and each day to me was another 24 hours of suffering.

But living a life of believing where there is a will, there's a way; I started seeing the light at the end of the tunnel after visiting NJ Institute for Pain Relief. The pain relief center tabled an array of solutions with long-term effects. They worked, and I can happily confess that I have regained control over my life. Let me show you some revolutionary techniques experts used to help me live pain-free.


Therapeutic Massage

Not just for indulgence and relieving stress, massage can be a better way of reducing muscle tension and anxiety. Scientifically, when done correctly, it can reduce pain by creating a competing signal which disturbs pain signals. This happens when you gently rub your hand against the paining area.

Massaging should be, however, avoided when dealing with joint pain.


Physical Therapy Session

Exercise is the ultimate solution to most pains and forms the platform for other treatment options. Physical therapy is mainly used to treat specific injuries like sport-related. But at times, physiotherapists use it to enhance general wellbeing and increase mobility which is another way of containing pain caused by muscle stiffness.

The practice also alleviates post-surgery pain and speeds up the healing process.


Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese chronic pain alleviation technique that has garnered fame due to its effectiveness. Legend has it that it works by balancing the flow of energy (Qi or Chi) within the body. According to Chinese folklore, we have over 2000 acupuncture points connected to energy flow pathways(meridians). When pricked, vital energy flows into the body and spreads out, inducing a relaxing effect.

In the Western sphere, acupuncture is a simple but delicate procedure that stimulates the body's natural healing properties. Over the years, I have been using it to treat;

  • Lower back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Allergy rhinitis

  • My wife uses it to treat menstrual cramps on some occasions

Other conditions which I haven't suffered from and acupuncture treats include;

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Dental pain

  • Migraines

Unfortunately, acupuncture pain management is not for all. Talk to your doctor and consider other options if you are not recording any improvements.


Surgery

Surgery comes into play when all first-line treatment options are not working. It treats pains caused by accidents, trauma, sports injuries, and after surgery.

Doctors may use microvascular decompression and deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures.

Neurosurgeons commonly use the latter to treat Parkinson's diseases and, to some extent, pain. They place a fine electrode in the brain that continuously releases pain-blocking signals. The pain progressively wears out, and after some time, patients record improvements.

Its main advantage is that the technique is non-destructive and has a higher success rate.

The former, microvascular decompression, is a pain relief procedure that reduces nerves' sensitivity. It achieves that by relieving nerves of the pressure exerted on them by surrounding blood vessels or decompressing.

Let Experts Take Care of Your Pain

Is pain hindering you from living your life to the fullest? NJ Institute for Pain Relief has highly trained doctors who employ different means to help you live pain-free for long. Because each patient has different needs, experts have tailored solutions for each one of them. So just reach out to NJ and let us enjoy our golden years with laughter and fun.


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