Pain Relief Through Medicine, Rehab, Chiropractic, and Massage

When you have pain, it’s easy to assume that medication is the only answer. But while pain relievers can be a powerful tool for managing pain, there are other ways to address your symptoms so you can maintain a pain-free and active lifestyle.

At Arctic Medical Center, our experienced team takes a comprehensive approach to pain management by using a variety of tools like medicine, rehab, chiropractic care, and massage therapy. Keep reading to learn how these treatments at our premier medical center in Anchorage, Alaska, can relieve your discomfort and provide long-lasting solutions.

Understanding pain

Over 1.5 billion people live with chronic pain worldwide. When you have chronic pain, you have discomfort that lasts at least 12 weeks, and it can occur anywhere, including your back, neck, and knee

You can develop pain for a variety of reasons, and the sensations can vary from dull to intense and be intermittent or persistent. Sometimes the cause of pain is obvious, like a soft tissue injury because of an accident or playing sports. But it’s just as common to develop chronic pain because of underlying health conditions, such as:

Without proper treatment, chronic pain can lead to additional health complications, including anxiety, depression, and even difficulty sleeping. It can also significantly impact your relationships, financial stability, and quality of life.

Treating pain

We take a personalized approach to pain management that might include a combination of treatments, including medicine, rehab, chiropractic care, and massage therapy.

Medicine

A crucial aspect of controlling pain lies in reducing swelling, inflammation, and discomfort. Medications can play a valuable role in this part of your treatment. Depending on your condition and severity of your pain, we might recommend over-the-counter pain relievers, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or prescription formulas. 

Rehab

Rehabilitation can help restore function, mobility, and range of motion to your body when you live with pain. Our team of physical therapists develops a customized approach of strength training exercises and stretching techniques tailored to your individual needs. 

The goals of rehab include controlling your symptoms, promoting your overall wellness, and encouraging optimal physical function that can improve your overall quality of life.

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care focuses on adjusting your spine to eliminate alignment issues affecting your health and wellness. This personalized treatment strategy can help address numerous pain conditions, from headaches, arthritis, and fibromyalgia to back, neck, and hip pain

When used in combination with other techniques, like regenerative medicine, chiropractic care can even heal the underlying issue triggering your symptoms.

Massage therapy

It’s easy to assume that a massage is just a relaxation technique. But this therapeutic approach focusing on soft tissue — including tendons, ligaments, and muscles — offers numerous benefits, especially when it comes to chronic pain. 

At Arctic Medical Center, our skilled team relies on several proven massage techniques, from deep tissue and Swedish massage to sports massage and trigger point therapy. They also personalize the amount of pressure applied based on your preferences and overall health during each massage therapy session.

To learn more about our personalized and noninvasive approach to pain management, call us at 907-290-2588 today or request an appointment using our online tool.

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