Letting Go for Better Health and Less Pain

To live a longer and more fulfilling life, Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center offers multi-disciplinary care for the overall improvement of health and for pain management patients in Hazlet, NJ.

I’ve spoken a lot on this blog about the commitment necessary for making healthy, positive life choices. Many major life changes simply cannot be made without your dedication to making them happen. After years of working closely with patients, I can say that the number one determining factor for success is an individual’s desire to be well.

Taking care of your physical health is a sort of baseline for all other positive changes. A number of obstacles in life can be eradicated when your body is in good condition. Eliminating painful conditions, choosing to quit smoking, and losing weight are perfect examples of this. Without taking care of these basic necessities, you will find that more of your attention is focused on these aspects of your life, rather than on the things that really matter—family, friends, fulfilling work, etc.

So, why do so many of us put off getting help? I was reading a book the other day, Guy Finley’s ‘The Secret of Letting Go,’ which is a classic text on releasing all of the negative forces in your life to make way for that which is new and positive. He writes:

…who doesn’t want a life that’s better, brighter, and truer? Here’s why we hesitate to make this exchange, as so many of us do: the real challenge in such moments is that what we must choose in favor of can’t be seen by our physical eyes!*

Let’s think about this. Because we cannot imagine what the future holds, we are content to remain in unproductive patterns. We prefer the familiar, the status quo. Unfortunately, when it comes to your health, this type of attitude can have disastrous consequences.

I’ve made it my life’s work to help people rehabilitate from painful injuries and illnesses. The pain management facility I’ve created was specifically designed to help patients with a plethora of health concerns, some of which go beyond physical pain. Let’s take a look at a few illustrations of how this works.

For injuries related to sports, auto accidents, or for painful conditions associated with trauma of any kind, our office is fully equipped with a medical staff, a team of physical therapists, an acupuncturist, and doctors of chiropractic.

Why do we include all of these modalities in one location? Because I believe in multi-disciplinary care that treats the entire patient, not simply the aching back or neck. It allows us to help patients without excessive drug use. We have also been able to help many of our patients avoid surgery.

I also think that many pain management programs can be somewhat counterproductive to rehabilitation, simply because they are scattered among numerous offices. Why should a suffering patient be required to seek out the right type of medical doctor and then drive to a separate office for physical therapy? And let’s not forget the numerous benefits of acupuncture and chiropractic care. By creating an office that includes practitioners in all of these areas, we’ve made it possible for patients to concentrate on their commitment to the most important goal: getting better.

Another example of our approach at Monmouth Pain is smoking cessation. By using acupuncture, we’ve had an enormously successful response with our Quit Smoking Now program. We also use acupuncture in conjunction with medical care and physical therapy for weight loss.

If you are ready to take the time and make the commitment to change, feel free to contact our office. We can help you to get out of pain, increase activity, and make positive lifestyle choices. Our office is always prepared to answer your questions regarding general wellness, rehabilitation, and pain management in Hazlet, NJ.

*Finley, Guy.  The Secret of Letting Go: Second Edition. Woodbury, MN: Lllewellyn Publications, Fourth Printing, 2009

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