Natural Pain Management Clinic Serving the Atlanta Area
Natural pain management, meaning without the use of dangerous drugs, is possible. Our medical clinic provides several options to help you experience pain relief without the risk of opioid use or addiction.
Why is it a Bad Idea to Use Painkillers for Pain Management?
The first and most obvious answer is that painkillers are addictive. Far too many people right here in the Atlanta area die as a result of the use of painkillers and it has reached epidemic proportions across our State. In Georgia, we saw an increase in deaths of 16% from 2016 to 2017 - 1475 people died from overdose in our State in 2017 according to the Center for Disease Control. The national average was a 14% increase. This is not an area in which we want to outpace the nation. Its sad that many of these deaths occured because a patient was first given a prescription for painkillers by a well meaning doctor.
Taking advantage of natural pain management should be a priority for all of us not only in Atlanta and the State of Georgia, but the entire country.
Another reason painkillers are a bad idea is that they may make you feel little or no pain giving you a false sense of wellness. The body uses pain to tell you that something is wrong. Covering that pain will enable you to use the damaged area of your body as if nothing were wrong. We, the people of the Atlanta area, love our outdoor activities and if we simply mask the pain and continue hiking, rock climbing, playing golf, tennis or whatever else we do, we will most likely increase the degree of injury making recovery much more difficult. Many surgeries each year could be avoided if the injured person has chosen healing over painkillers.
Finally, we recommend natural pain management over drugs and surgery because the use of drugs can damage your organs and therefore shorten your life. AND a surprising amount of people die during, or as a result of, surgery. Did you know that 1.8% of all people that receive non-cardiac surgery die as a result of the surgery. Is it worth the risk to take painkillers or undergo surgery when there is a safer pain management alternative?
Regenerative Medicine aka Stem Cells for Natural Pain Management
Regenerative medicine, often mistakenly referred to as stem cell therapy, can help your body actually heal the root cause of your pain rather than mask the symptoms with pain killers. We have found regenerative cellular tissue to be more effective than tissue simply containing stem cells because it is comprised of numerous highly effective growth factors and in several cases, mesenchymal stem cells, that help your body heal itself. The combination of the two is very powerful.
We utilize several regenerative cellular tissues to aid in your your pain management, relief and to promote the healing of the actual cause of your pain.
- Umbilical allografts (allograft means donated tissue)
- Amniotic fluid
- Amnion (the innermost layer of the placenta)
These tissues are all natural and very safe to use. They are harvested immediately upon scheduled cesarean birth. The mothers and babies are well cared for throughout the pregnancy and neither experiences any pain or discomfort during the process. This tissue, if not harvested for pain management, relief and healing, would be discarded.
Why are Regenerative Cellular Tissues a Good Choice for Pain Management and Relief?
Let’s talk about each of the 3 tissues mentioned above. Umbilical allografts contain Wharton’s Jelly. This gelatinous substance contains growth factors, such as cytokines, proteins, carbohydrates, collagens, proteins, mesenchymal stem cells, peptides and numerous other components that promote natural healing. This type of injection contains up to 50 times the amount of hyaluronic acid found in amniotic fluid. Hyaluronic acid has tremendous application in healing as well as aesthetic procedures. We even see it offered today in over the counter wrinkle reduction creams.
When this substance derived from umbilical tissue is injected into the damaged area of your body it adheres to the injured area and begins the process of rebuilding, rejuvenating and repairing damaged tissue, bones, cartilage etc.
Umbilical allografts are very good for the treatment of:
- Tendon and ligament tears
- Tennis elbow
- Golf elbow
- Bone spurs
- Plantar fasciitis
- Muscular tears
- Rotator cuff injuries and partial tears
- Hip problems
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain from patella tendon tears, MCL and ACL tears
- Ankle injuries
- Pinched nerves
Amniotic fluid contains collagen substrates, lipids, carbohydrates, cytokines, as well as extracellular matrix molecules like, hyaluronic acid, polyamides and amino acids. Amniotic fluid also contains micronized amniotic membrane which has excellent anti-inflammatory properties.
The injections derived from this amniotic fluid often contain amnion and are used for treating:
- Spinal surgery recovery
- Foot pain and numbness
- Joint Problems
- Slow healing chronic wounds
- Post surgery recovery
- Pain management
Amnion is the innermost layer of the placenta. This layer of tissue is responsible for protecting the fetus as he or she grows and develops. It has the same effect when injected into your body - it protects damaged or injured tissue. Like umbilical allografts and amniotic fluid, amnion contains numerous growth factors needed for tissue regeneration. The injections derived from the amnion are used in cases where stem cells may not be as effective like:
- Pain management for chronic pain
- Speeding recovery periods after spinal surgery
- Injections containing amnion may be a great alternative to spinal surgery as they promote spinal condition healing
- Injury recovery
- Wound healing
Pain Management Can Be Achieved Without Drugs.
Pain management can be achieved by utilizing the three types of regenerative cellular tissue outlined above. The pain relief occurs as a product of the body healing the injury or damage. The secret to effective drug free pain management is to handle the source of the pain rather than cover the symptoms up with pain killers.
If you live in the greater Atlanta area, come in to see us and let’s explore whether there’s a better pain management system for you to help you feel better and live pain free.
We help people in need of pain management in Atlanta, Marietta, Cartersville, Kennesaw, Acworth and all nearby cities in the greater Atlanta area. Our regenerative medicine and natural pain management clinic is conveniently located about 25 minutes outside of Atlanta in Acworth. It’s worth the drive!