Sports Medicine /Alternative Pain Management

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Generally, our chronic pain patients report:

  • Fewer health risks. A non-addictive and safe. Beneficial for patients looking to avoid or reduce their dependence on prescription drugs.
  • Addresses emotional health. While surgeries and drug therapies aim to treat physical pain, they do not address the mental effects of chronic pain. Our integrative treatments include mental health counseling and support as part of a complete mind-body approach to pain management.
  • Personalized. Our clinicians specialize in both standard and alternative pain management and will work with you to develop a personalized pain management plan based on your individual needs.

Alternative Pain Management in Albuquerque

Even if other orthopedic or arthritis doctors have told you that they can’t help you, you can explore all other options with us.

Pain is one way our bodies let us know that something is wrong. It alerts us if we have been injured, or if our bodies need care. Most pain is short-lived or “acute,” and resolves with minimal effort—but pain that lasts longer or doesn’t go away as quickly is known as “chronic” pain—which can persist for months or even years. Although we are not a pain management practice, Althera has available a number of therapies which can reduce the severity of chronic pain, help you to eliminate the use of dangerous, potentially habit-forming, narcotic prescription medications and improve your overall quality of life!

Alternative pain management therapies may be recommended for patients who:

  • Are at a high risk of developing a substance use disorder
  • Experience negative side effects on traditional pain medications
  • Are not getting any relief from traditional pain medications

Althera clinicians specialize in joint and trigger point injections, dry needling, the use of platelet rich plasma, cannabinoid medicine, and use of topical or parenteral compounded medications for pain.

From our specialized pharmacy, we have available, the following topical/parenteral medication compounds:

  • Benzocaine / Lidocaine / Tetracaine
  • Diclofenac / Lidocaine
  • Gabapentin / Ketamine / Lidocaine
  • Ketamine HCI / Diclofenac / Lidocaine
  • Ketamine HCI / Lidocaine
  • Ketamine HCI
  • Hyalgan/Synvisc
  • Ketorolac
  • Dexamethasone/ Methylprednisolone/ Triamcinolone

Our practitioners specialize in treating:

  • low back pain
  • carpal tunnel
  • fibromyalgia
  • neck pain
  • sciatica
  • migraines
  • neuropathy
  • knee pain
  • muscular pain
  • osteoarthritis
Althera Clinic Albuquerque - Alternative Medicine


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