Over 25% of all UK adults struggle with chronic pain, the pain that lasts for more than three months. Although surgery is recommended as the ultimate option to treat a medical condition or an injury causing chronic pain, it’s usually regarded a last option for severe cases where other non-surgical treatment options have stopped working or failed over time. Depending on the severity and cause, nonsurgical treatments could often prove to be the best way to manage and improve chronic pain symptoms.
Our team of pain management specialists at Medica Stem Cells Clinic offers a range of treatment options to address the root cause of your chronic pain designed specifically for your needs. We have offices in multiple convenient locations, including UK, London, Dubai, and India. The right pain management treatment option that works best for you depends on multiple factors such as the intensity of pain, underlying cause of pain, age, medical history, overall health status, and secondary health issues if any.
Here’s a list of five nonsurgical treatment options to manage your chronic pain:
1) Physical therapy
Physical therapy is a broad treatment designed to relieve pain symptoms, strengthen your muscles, improve flexibility, range of motion, and mobility, and help you feel better. It is often included in treatment plans where physical therapists guide you through a series of exercises personalized according to your unique condition. Physical therapy is of two types:
- Active movements such as strengthening, balance exercises, endurance training, and coordination
- Passive treatments such as massage therapy, heat therapy, and cold therapy
2) Homeopathy for Chronic Pain
Homeopathy is a significant method of healing that invigorates the body’s natural healing capacity. As a result, it improves a person’s health by stimulating the body’s ability to fight infection and resolve the underlying medical condition.
During constitutional treatment, a homeopath will look at a variety of factors to find the remedy that best fits the person and all of their symptoms, including emotional, mental, and physical symptoms, hereditary factors, temperament, and previous health issues.
The remedies utilized in homeopathy are normal substances and are considered as safe and free from serious reactions since they are highly diluted and given in negligible doses. As a result, adverse effects are avoided, making them safe to use even in situations where conventional medications would be unsafe, such as during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or treating children.
Minerals, plants, and animals are just a few of the many ingredients that go into making homeopathic remedies. They are prepared as indicated by guidelines set out by worldwide pharmacopeias under the control of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The homeopath could likewise recommend general dietary and lifestyle changes as a feature of a treatment plan.
3. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
Do you remember how self-healing takes place if you get a wound accidentally? This self-healing is possible only if your body produces enough growth factors to heal and restore damaged tissues. However, over age, your body may not secrete growth factors enough for healing. In that case, PRP therapy really works!
PRP is prepared by extracting the blood from the patient’s body. Next, it is centrifuged to get separated into multiple layers where one of the layers is the PRP segment. This PRP portion is collected and injected directly into the affected area. PRP, once injected, releases growth factors from blood platelets to accelerate the body’s natural healing capacity quickly and efficiently.
Thus, it will repair the affected area followed by its rejuvenation. Thus, the patient can get quick relief from chronic pain without any adverse side effects as it involves the use of own blood cells.
4. GOLDIC therapy
“Gold Induced Cytokines” is the acronym of the term “GOLDIC”. The patient’s external endogenous blood cells come into contact with specially designed gold particles during this procedure. This contact helps in producing gelsolin proteins, cytokines, and growth factors.
Without causing any problems, the secretion of gelsolin protein can turn stem cells into cartilage, reduce inflammation, and activate the patient’s natural healing mechanism.
The doctors in this procedure take the patient’s venous blood, transfer it into gold-plated tubes, and then incubate the tubes for 24 hours to produce gelsolin. In the next step, they will centrifuge this sample after 24 hours to obtain concentrated enhanced serum. Doctors will then inject this enhanced serum into the affected area, just like other regenerative treatments, to speed up recovery.
5. Stem cell therapy
Stem cells: what are they? They are non-specialized, primitive cells that can divide via cell propagation method to become any type of cell, like muscle cells or nerve cells.
As a result, stem cell therapy may prove to be a game-changer treatment option for individuals with severe degenerative arthritis pain.
Doctors extract stem cells from adipose (fat) cells and mesenchymal cells like bone marrow aspirate concentrate for chronic pain treatment.
Let’s take a look at how stem cell therapy works. Take out the donor’s non-specialized stem cells. Or, these stem cells can be taken from the patient’s own fatty tissue and bone marrow. Inject the derived stem cells into the damaged area after they have been harvested to speed up the healing process followed by the re-growth of new tissue at a faster rate.
While undergoing chronic pain, some treatments may lose their effect over time. However, that doesn’t mean that you should live with pain. Ideally, there are many non-surgical treatment options available to help you get rid of pain. Make sure not to ignore or accept chronic pain as a normal way of life. Depending on your unique condition, our team will recommend the above-listed nonsurgical treatments as a stand-alone mode or in combination to manage your pain.
Don’t let chronic pain rule you hereafter. To learn more about the pain management solutions available at Medica Stem Cells clinic, get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment and we will help you attain long-lasting relief from pain with better quality of life.