A Personal Perspective: Pharmaceuticals for Pain Treatment
Everyday in our Glen Abbey Physio clinic we treat all sorts of people with all different kinds of aches and pains. Torn rotor cuffs, medial meniscus tears and low back pain seem to be a common occurrence. Our treatments range from mild electric stimulation and massage to intense manual therapy and extensive exercise routines. The lack of knowledge some of our referring doctors/clinics have on pain and how the body heals itself never ceases to amaze us.
Everyday we see Tylenol Three Percocets and Oxycontins prescribed with refills for three months for what we find the most mundane of acute pain conditions. The patient is then over-medicated, miss educated and under treated for their condition. Pain is processed in the brain and there is only so many things inside the body that can cause pain, yet we feel most doctors in Oakville go right to hardcore narcotics instead of safe effective passive non invasive physical therapy treatments.
Too many times we get patients come into the clinic who have continue to injure their body due to the pain medications they are on, making it far more difficult for the practitioners to treat the patients. Patients who can be “fixed” in 3 to 5 weeks now take months due to medication interactions and the body inability to heal itself due to toxification. Come in for an initial exam if your in any pain. Mention this blog and receive 50% off , regular $120 for $60 including initial exam and treatment!