If you are suffering from chronic pain, you may feel like surgery is your only option for relief. However, there are many noninvasive treatments that are just as effective as surgery at treating injuries and pain, if not more so. Before you decide to have surgery, you should understand the drawbacks of surgical treatment as well as consider the positive aspects of noninvasive treatments.

Here are five reasons to consider noninvasive treatments as an alternative to surgery:

1. Minimal recovery time

Surgery, especially a major one, can put you out of commission for weeks, or even months, while you recover. With noninvasive treatments such as stem cell therapy, the recovery time is minimal, and sometimes nonexistent. It is even possible to be back to your normal routine the day after noninvasive treatment!

2. Less risk

Any surgery has a certain amount of risk associated. You may experience complications after (or even during) the procedure that can extend or worsen your pain. Noninvasive treatments virtually eliminate risk.

3. Promotes natural, long-term healing

A surgical procedure may attempt to repair your damaged tissue or joints, but does not heal the body. Noninvasive regenerative medicine helps the body physically heal itself. This addresses the root of the problem, strengthens the problem area, and provides a long-term solution for your pain.

4. Cuts out the need for pain medication

Taking pain medication for pain can have serious pitfalls and side effects. If your pain is severe enough for you to be considering surgery, you have probably already taken your fair share of pain meds. It is likely that after surgery, you will need to be on painkillers during the recovery phases, which introduces all the risks associated with taking medication. Because stem cell therapy is noninvasive, you will not have to take pain medication following treatment.

5. Good alternative for high-risk groups

As mentioned, there are many risks associated with surgery. On top of that, some people have conditions that make surgery even more risky, or make it impossible. These people can still find relief from their pain with noninvasive treatments such as PRP or stem cell therapy.

To learn more about noninvasive treatment options, visit our website and make an appointment. Pain relief is possible without surgery, and we hope we can help you get back to a normal, pain-free life.

Joint pain is a common problem that too many people continue to suffer with. It can limit your ability to perform everyday tasks and do activities that you enjoy. Further, it can affect your movement and leave you in continuous, long-term pain. So when is enough, enough? Read on to find out when you should see a doctor for your joint pain.

What is joint pain and what causes it?

Joint pain is pain resulting from damage to or deterioration of the joints, where two bones meet. Many factors can cause joint pain, including: repetitive movements, injury, poor posture, tendinitis, arthritis, or physical illness.

When you should see a doctor:

  • You joint pain affects your day-to-day life
  • Your pain is persistent
  • You feel helpless about your pain
  • You have been treating your pain solely with OTC pain relievers
  • You feel like you’ve “tried everything” in terms of at-home remedies or OTC medication

Joint pain often requires actual medical treatment in order to heal and provide long-term relief. Your condition may require a combination of different treatments, such as physical therapy paired with stem cell therapy. Only a doctor can help determine the right steps to take in order to achieve a lasting solution to your joint pain. Additionally, seeing a doctor (or multiple doctors) is the best way to learn about all of the options available to you for treating your pain.

At Campbell Medical Group, we see many patients that are experiencing pain to the point that it is negatively affecting their quality of life. We work with our patients to find the right solution, often using stem cell therapy to repair and regenerate the damaged joints to restore function while reducing or eliminating pain. There’s no reason to keep living with joint pain. Talk to your doctor about your options!

If you are suffering from joint pain or other forms of chronic pain, visit our website and give us a call to schedule a complimentary consultation. We are the leading pain management clinic in the Houston area, and we would love to help you find a pain solution.