Around 20 million Americans live with chronic pain that’s so severe it interferes with their work and social activities. At Pristine Naturopathic Medicine in Tucson, Arizona, Noemi Quintanar, ND, RM, MT, provides customized naturopathic pain management treatments to alleviate your pain, heal the condition causing it, and restore your quality of life. To learn more about the available pain management options, call Pristine Naturopathic Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.

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What is pain management?

Pain management is the practice of diagnosing the cause of your pain and offering treatments and therapies to both alleviate your pain and heal the underlying condition causing your discomfort.

At Pristine Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Quintanar provides a variety of noninvasive treatments to restore your quality of life. While medication is a standard treatment for pain, Dr. Quintanar uses a natural approach and focuses on helping your body heal for long-lasting relief instead of merely masking your symptoms.

What are some of the causes of chronic pain?

A wide range of injuries and medical conditions cause chronic pain. Your chronic pain may present as a headache, musculoskeletal pain, or nerve pain. Some of the common causes of chronic pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Spine conditions and injuries
  • Cancer
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Endometriosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Vulvodynia

Pain that lasts for at least 12 weeks is considered chronic, although many people put up with chronic pain for years. You may have constant pain, or it may come and go or fluctuate in severity. Your pain could also lead to depression and other mental health disorders.

How is the cause of pain diagnosed?

Dr. Quintanar provides comprehensive consultations to identify the cause of your pain, including any lifestyle factors or other issues that contribute to your discomfort. In addition to collecting your personal and family medical history, she orders blood work and diagnostic imaging studies to create a thorough understanding of your pain and overall health.

What should I expect from naturopathic pain management?

After assessing and analyzing your pain, Dr. Quintanar recommends a treatment plan that combines the finest therapies and procedures to deliver customized pain management care. Some of the available treatments include:

Trigger point injections

If you suffer from musculoskeletal pain due to trigger points in your muscles, Dr. Quintanar offers trigger point injections to deliver anti-inflammatory medicines or naturopathic remedies directly into the point causing your pain. As the knot releases, any localized or radiating pain should subside.

SCENAR therapy

SCENAR (self-controlled energo adaptive regulation) therapy delivers computer modulated electrical impulses through your skin to stimulate your brain and apply biofeedback principles. The treatment stimulates neuropeptide generation to stimulate your body’s healing ability and provide pain relief.

Herbal patches

Dr. Quintanar may also prescribe Wei Laboratories herbal patches. You wear the patch on your skin so your body can absorb specially formulated herbal remedies to boost and support your body’s natural healing response.

Oral herbs

In addition to herbal patches, Dr. Quintanar may suggest herbal supplements to relieve your pain, heal your body, and promote improved overall health. Some common herbal remedies for pain include curcumin, capsaicin, and valerian root

Your pain management plan is completely customized to address your needs. To get started, call Pristine Naturopathic Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.