The Integrative Approach to Pain Management in Calgary
Pain is a sensation that can ranges from discomfort, distress all the way to agony, depending on the severity. It can occur because of injury, joint and muscle overuse, infection and/or damage to the musculoskeletal system.
There are varying types of pain which include:
- Acute pain – this can be intense and short-lived. Acute pain commonly follows an injury or infection. When the injury heals, the pain usually goes away.
- Chronic pain – this sensation lasts much longer than acute pain. Chronic pain can be mild or intense (severe).
Our team is highly trained to provide long term sustainable pain relief strategies using a variety of naturopathic and medical treatments customized for each patient’s needs and symptoms. Some examples of pain management techniques include:
- Platelet Rich Plasma
- Intravenous therapy
- Ozone therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Medical Cannabis
Prolotherapy and Platelet rich Plasma (PRP) are both solutions that cause non-surgical joint repair. Prolotherapy is a dextrose and lidocaine solution. PRP starts with a drawing your blood. Your blood is then put into a centrifuge, and then the platelet rich portion is removed. PRP has many healing properties including the use of stem cell precursors to help to repair joints. In some cases it is more effectively than prolotherapy. With both methods, the solution is injected into the affected joint.
Prolotherpay and PRP are not pain free, but a small needle is used along with some freezing which makes it pretty close to pain free. You will feel the poke of the needle and some pressure when the fluid is injected. After the injections your joint will feel full, heavy and frozen. When the freezing wears off, you will experience pain for approximately 24-48 hours as your joint heals. You are unable to do activity on the treated joint for up to 2 weeks for best results.
An ultrasound is not used at the clinic for the therapy. Ultrasound will allow you to treat specific tear in the joint but a joint injury doesn’t happen unless there is weakness and instability in the joint as a whole. You may have a tendon or ligament tear in a specific area, but treating the entire joint will help to address the root of the problem.
We have a well-rounded team of extremely passionate health care providers. With Naturopathic and Medical Doctors at the core, we truly integrate medicine. With the addition of a certified holistic nutritional consultant, colon hydrotherapist, massage therapist and laser technician, we offer the best of the best.
A full intake will be conducted to explore the entirety of your health. From blood work, to physical exams and truly taking the time to listen to your health concerns, we can get to the root of the problem and create long term, sustainable health solutions- not just Band-Aids. Your first visit with our Naturopathic Doctor is one hour in length. The first visit is an information gathering visit to identify all possible health concerns, and decide which blood work to run, if any. You may or may not be sent home with a treatment on the first visit. If you’re coming for prolotherapy, a treatment can be done on the same day.
WHY CHOOSE CALGARY INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE?
No Band-Aid Solutions,
We Aim At The Root Cause
We take the time to take a deep look at every system within your body and how the are functioning together. We heal your pain and help correct your health issues.
“I've used Dr. Janelle Murphy for a while now, and I would highly recommend her! ”I've used Dr. Janelle Murphy for a while now, and I would highly recommend her!. We have worked through some challenging stuff in many different layers of my wellbeing and I always come out smiling. She gets to the root of the issue and facilitates the healing that I need.
“I feel my life is getting back on track after a long time of not feeling well. Thank you! ”I have been going to this clinic for close to a year now, and I am impressed with EVERYONE there. Dr. Murphy really listens to you and never seems rushed She never tries to push anything, makes suggestions and let's me think about it. I feel my life is getting back on track after a long time of not feeling well. Thank you!
“ I love coming to this clinic!”I love coming to this clinic! The staff are so friendly and personable. They have created such a positive environment in their clinic and you can tell as soon as you walk in. I have started to feel SO much better after coming there! Highly recommended!
“Great customer service! ”Everyone is super nice and very professional. Great customer service! They take their time to understand your situation and never rush so they can give you the best possible solution. Thank you so much!
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