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:
- Intravenous therapy
- Ozone therapy
Prolotherapy is a solution known for its effects on joint repair. Prolotherapy is a dextrose and lidocaine solution which is injected into the affected joint.
Prolotherpay is 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.
We have a team of extremely passionate health care providers. Naturopathic Doctors that are willing to work with your Family Doctor or other health care provider. We are close to your home in the northwest. We offer other supportive treatments to have a well rounded approach to your health
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 about 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?
Naturopathic Medical Approach
Naturopathic Doctors are primary health care providers that integrate modern scientific knowledge with well established natural treatments.
& Sustainable Care
Our professionals can help meet the health and wellness needs of you and your family.
Excellence In Treatment
At Calgary Integrative Medicine we are dedicated to the highest standards of care for our patients.
Integrative Health Approach
All the pieces to the puzzle
As an integrated clinic all of our regulated health professionals work together to achieve optimal health for our patients.
No Band-Aid Solutions,
We Aim At The Root Cause
Naturopathic Doctors take the time to take a deep look at every system within your body and how they are functioning together. The whole team works towards improving your pain and optimizing your health issues.
Friendly & Passionate
About Your Care
Our smiles are genuine, and we are committed to whole-body health. Allow us to help you heal and thrive.
“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!
MEET THE TEAM
Start Living Again With Effective Pain Management
Are you ready to amplify results from your pain management plan? Pain can interfere with your daily life for a short period of time due to injury, or it can become a permanent debilitating factor due to a chronic illness or permanent injury. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you may suffer from pain that comes and goes without explanation. Regardless of your current level of pain or the cause, we can provide comprehensive treatment rooted in integrative, functional medicine. This means that we enhance the results of traditional medicine with alternative treatments to combat pain. We’re proud of our ability to help manage pain. We’re dedicated to whole-body healing and wellness, and our goal is to help you live a more productive, comfortable life that leads to fulfillment and happiness.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN SEEING YOUR NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR