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: