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Soothe the Pain with these Various Techniques

Over these past few years, technology and innovation have offered has various ways of relieving body aches and pains. There were ointments, painkillers and pills. You name it, the pharmacy has it. We take these medications with the thought that they will eliminate body aches and pain. But there are other risks involved. For instance, we could develop immunity, and as a result, we tend to ingest more of these pills to alleviate the pain. In due time, we could get addicted to them.

There are other techniques that help manage pain without the need for paracetamol, ibuprofen, etc. So forget about the pharmacologic products, drop the aspirin, throw away the muscle relaxants and get on with these new drug-free pain management techniques.

Get a Massage: This is an effective way to relieve sore muscles. It is also a good way to relax and relieve tension. In fact, medical studies confirm that a massage promotes blood circulation.

Cold or Heat Packs: Notice how athletes relieve pain when they're injured on the court. They put heat or cold packs on the affected body part. This cutaneous stimulation alleviates the pain.

Exercising: When our body aches, it's just telling us to do something, anything. Our body needs physical activity. Notice how we become sluggish if we just sit on the couch all day and do nothing. Doing light to moderate exercises facilitates smooth functioning of the muscles. Accordingly, it helps alleviate pain due to rheumatism, back pains and arthritis.


The Right Treatment

Interventional pain specialist Arif B. Khan, MD, offers lasting solutions for several pain conditions. He has helped people of all ages in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area of TX. His treatment recommendations always start with conservative interventions such as activity modification, therapeutic exercise or physical therapy.

I'm very pleased with the Medtronic Neurostimulator I received on the advice of Dr Khan. - Bridget.E

Arif B. Khan, MD, is the medical director of Texas Interventional Pain Care, an interventional pain center specializing in the treatment of many painful conditions, and located at 2201 N. Central Express Way, Suite 171, Richardson, TX 75080; 4800 North Galloway Ave. Suite 300 Mesquite, Texas 75150. Phone: 972-952-0290 or fax 972-952-0293.