Hypertension, or high blood pressure, must be diagnosed by an internal medicine physician. Many individuals suffering from this condition may not realize their headaches, irregular heartbeat and vision problems are warning signs of hypertension. In many cases, a doctor will prescribe a medication to help lower blood pressure to safer levels. While prescription drugs are helpful…
Medical Treatments for Pain, Weakness and Disability
When it comes to pain, weakness and disabilities, there are many medical treatment choices available.
Your doctor may suggest a few options that fit your case. Customized medical treatments rather than a one-size-fits-all approach are essential in providing the best care.
New medical treatments are constantly being discovered, and you may not know of some of the options listed below.
Which medical treatments are available?
Medical treatments for pain
You can reduce your pain through a variety of ways. From over the counter and prescription drugs to various therapies, you have many options. Pain management is often best approached through a combination of treatments.
Over the counter (OTC) drugs that include topical pain relievers can help reduce pain and inflammation. If OTC drugs are not strong enough, a doctor may prescribe something a powerful painkiller. All drugs come with risks, so be sure to read the warning labels and follow your doctor’s orders.
Other pain management medical treatments may involve physical therapy, trigger point injections and surgical implants. Your doctor may also suggest electrical nerve stimulation therapy, bioelectric therapy, psychological counseling and exercise.
Alternative forms of therapy include visualization, acupuncture, chiropractic visits, massage, Reiki healing, supplements and herbs.
Always check with a physician before beginning a new type of pain management. Some herbs can interact with medications, creating more problems than benefits.
Medical treatments for weakness
Physical therapy and electrotherapy are common treatment options for muscle weakness due to accident, surgery or disorder.
Physical therapy uses targeted exercise to build and strengthen muscles under the guidance of a physical therapist. Routine exercises and stretching techniques at home can also strengthen a weak area.
Electrotherapy is a medical treatment that uses electrically induced pulses to increase endurance, blood flow and mobility in muscles. This decreases muscle atrophy following injury, extended immobility and in cases of illness.
Medical treatments for disability
Various treatments and therapies can help improve quality of life for those living with a disability.
Optimism and dedication are key to overcoming anything that life throws at us. Sometimes a newly diagnosed disability can feel overwhelming and defeating. Do not discount mental health treatment when it comes to disabilities. There are support systems available that can help you learn to adapt to your new normal and overcome physical challenges.
Physical therapy provides strength training and stretches to increase range of motion in a disabled area.
Occupational therapy helps those with limited movement learn or relearn various daily activities. An occupational therapist can help patients learn how to tie their shoes, put on clothes, brush teeth and many other daily activities.
See what options are available
Depending on your illness or disability, some medical treatments can improve your quality of life. Do not allow your condition to sideline you. Start doing the things you love again or even discover new hobbies to enjoy.
Call our office to learn about our medical treatments. Together, we can overcome your pain, weakness, disability or other health concerns.
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