Acute and chronic pain require skilled management to restore your quality of life. The practitioners at Quality of Life Medical & Research Center, guided by John McGettigan, MD, offer a wide variety of techniques and tools to manage your pain. Men and women in the Tucson, Arizona, area can learn more about pain-reduction and management strategies offered by the office. Call today or book a consultation using the online tool.
You can suffer acute or chronic pain. Acute, or immediate, pain is usually caused by an event such as injury, accident, or short-term illness. Acute pain generally arrives without warning and can cause anxiety and emotional distress.
Chronic pain usually stems from an injury, accident, or disease, such as fibromyalgia or diabetes. Chronic pain persists for a long time and can interfere with work and daily life. Chronic pain may be resistant to medical treatments. It can make it hard for you to sleep, maintain healthy relationships, and function normally.
If pain interferes with your quality of life, talk to your practitioner about it. Be specific and let them know where the pain is located and how often it occurs. Do your best to describe its severity and what treatments relieve it or make it worse.
At Quality of Life Medical & Research Center, the team performs a comprehensive exam to check existing health conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes. These may keep you from undergoing certain therapies.
The treatment for your pain depends on what causes it and if it’s chronic or acute. Acute pain sometimes responds well to oral medications or injections. Other cutting-edge therapies and massage can help, too.
Your practitioner may also use a new FDA-cleared device called HIVAMAT®, or histological variable manual technique. This device creates a pulsating low-frequency, two-phase alternating electrostatic field generated by the provider’s hands and your tissue. The movement of an electrode moves molecules in exposed tissues to provide healing relief.
Positive effects of treatment with HIVAMAT include:
Talk to the practitioners at Quality of Life Medical & Research Center to determine if HIVAMAT is right for you.
Medical massage is directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a practitioner. A massage therapist uses a variety of techniques during treatment, but only focus on areas of the body related to your diagnosis and treatment.
To learn about the various pain management strategies available at Quality of Life Medical & Research Center, call or book online today.