Relieving Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can be terribly debilitating – it can adversely affect your work, your play, your relationships and your creativity. Were you aware that pain is the primary reason that the vast majority of Americans seek medical attention? In most instances, physicians attempt to resolvetheir problem with a prescription drug. Opiates (e.g. Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycontin, Dilaudid, Morphine) are the most-often prescribed drugs in the U.S. In 2013, there were approximately 130 million opiate prescriptions written for patients in pain. Unfortunately these drugs only relieve pain temporarily while at the same time causing a number of unpleasant side-effects, such as fatigue, constipation, mental fog, irritability, dependence, and addiction. At times, these can be even more uncomfortable than the pain itself.
At Fully Alive Medicine, in addition to relieving the symptom of pain, our practitioners and the services we provide are focused on treating (identifying, mitigating, and eliminating) the causes of your pain. Of the 116,000 Medical Marijuana (MMJ) cardholders in CO, 93% have the diagnosis of chronic pain, simply because this medicinal herb is highly effective in reducing pain without causing any adverse side-effects. Nearly all of the FAM MMJ patients, who had been using opiates and/or potent anti-inflammatories, are able to wean off of them or at the very least significantly reduce their dosage.
Besides MMJ, Fully Alive Medicine provides a wide range of effective services for both relieving and addressing the causes of pain, including acupuncture, biofeedback, dietary modification, nutritional supplements, healing touch/energy medicine, and counseling to reduce both physical and emotional pain. Since inflammation is a major contributor to most chronic pain conditions, each of these healing modalities is also effective for treating and often eliminating inflammation as well as pain. As a holistic medical practice, Fully Alive Medicine recognizes that a primary cause of recurrent, ongoing, chronic physical pain is underlying emotional pain. Most people suffering with chronic pain acknowledge that their pain gets worse whenever they feel stressed. At Fully Alive Medicine, we address the emotional and spiritual components of your life to the same extent as the physical. This holistic approach – body, mind, emotions, spirit – has proven to be highly effective in relieving and eliminating chronic pain.
The Fully Alive Medical team is the first choice in healing chronic pain. From providing immediate pain relief to providing solutions for complete healing, we have multiple modalities and protocols that can be implemented depending on the needs of the individual. Some of the modalities include: