Pain management at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation uses a multi-disciplinary approach—medical care, physical therapy, and chiropractic—in order to ease both acute and chronic pain and increase patients’ quality of life. Our basic goal is to correct the structural issues that are causing pain in order to eliminate or reduce the severity of painful conditions.
Naturally, medication management is a part of many programs of pain reduction and rehabilitation. However, painkillers are meant to be used as a short-term, palliative measure; long-term use can have a very negative impact on the health of the body.
We also recognize that some painful conditions occasionally require surgery. However, we are committed to helping patients that do not need such drastic measures to avoid the operating table. Surgery is traumatic for the body as a whole and is often unnecessary or ineffective (particularly for back pain sufferers).
Acupuncture is an important part of our dedication to conservative and healthy pain management. Pain, whether it is caused by illness or trauma, can impede the healing process. In some cases it forces the body to adapt in ways that lead to even more suffering. Acupuncture provides a drug-free and painless method of reducing the symptoms of many conditions.