Pain Management

The Big Picture

The truth of the matter is, pain is complicated. The more uncomfortable we are, the more desperate we become to fix the problems, and since we also have an emotional response to pain it’s hard to know really when a treatment is working.

By making POLY Regen part of your business, you can not only offer your customers an entirely new treatment modality, you can also combine it with a variety of other resources to give a wider scope of treatment. Since pain is hard to target and hard to understand, it’s common for people suffering to want to throw everything they can at the problem. With POLY in your practice, you can give them that option, as POLY has minimal contraindications and can be used safely and effectively with a variety of other pain management options.

Curious how it all works and how you can regenerate your clients’ health? Click the link below to go to our treatment protocols for POLY Regen.

Understanding Pain

Getting to the bottom of how pain occurs, is felt, and ultimately is released is a tricky subject. There are various types of pain that are caused by a variety of factors. For example, burning pain is much different than sharp pain and in general people can suffer acute pain (short pain from a direct stimulus such as a cut) or chronic pain (lifelong and usually from a internal condition).

The way we sense and feel pain, however, is much simpler to understand. When we come in contact with a stimulus, such as a sharp object or a recurrence of chronic arthritic pain, our cells recognize it using receptors. The receptors then send a message to the brain through a nerve fibers that travel up the spine and to the  brain. Here, the signals are sent to various cortexes of the brain to trigger emotional and physical responses.

Managing Pain

Since pain is felt and responded to in a nearly infinite number of ways, the different approaches to pain management can be endless. When pain is very severe, it is always best to seek medical attention. For known, bearable pain such as discomfort, there are several ways people can mitigate the effects.

Temperature manipulation is a great low-cost option at home, such as using a cooling gel or a heating pad. Over the counter medications can also provide short-term relief. Once pain becomes chronic, however, the costs and side effects of medications can become difficult to bear. A fantastic new option for this is using LED infrared light therapy. By using light therapy, you can manage your pain, swelling, and stiffness in a healthy, side-effect, and drug free way for the rest of your life.

LED Light Therapy

Light Therapy uses a combination of red and infrared light waves to penetrate the deepest layer of the skin cell. Once the skin cell has been penetrated, the warmth of the infrared LEDs stimulates the inner skin cell while the red LEDs reduce inflammation which in turn causes the pain to minimize and the healing time to hasten.

What makes light therapy a sound option for pain management treatments is that there are no side effects and no drugs involved. The contraindications are minimal, and therefore almost anyone can enjoy these treatments. In addition to this, light therapy sessions are typically offered in quiet office or spa locations and as such gives you access to a relaxing atmosphere while you work on feeling better.

Temperature Manipulation

The use of hot and cold therapy has been around for years, and is a very useful go-to resource for home use. As with light therapy, the side effets and contraindications are minimal so it’s easy to start these treatments at home.

The only drawback to these home treatments, however, is that they are highly localized and not ideal for managing widespread or chronic pain. If you have widespread or chronic pain, you would most likely have to go in for cold therapy treatments which can be more costly and less convenient than your home treatments.

Medications

There are a nearly infinite number of over the counter and prescription medications available for pain management treatments. Over the counter drugs are temporary in effect and prescription drugs can be quite costly, oftentimes coming with a variety of negative side effects and contraindications. This means the risk of losing progress is much greater when relying on medication for pain relief.

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