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Integrative Approaches to Pain Management: Diet, Exercise, and PEMF Therapy

Thursday, January 4th 2024 10:00am 4 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Understanding the Challenges in Pain Management

You might discover that relief from your pain is achievable, but traditional methods often fall short. This situation largely stems from a profit-driven healthcare system. Many professionals in this field might admit that even with optimal pain medication combinations, you could only expect about a 50% improvement in your condition.

The Reality of Pain Management Expectations

Imagine this: you’re grappling with severe pain and seek medical advice. Your doctor informs you that there’s only a 50% chance of significant improvement. This prognosis, while disappointing, is often accepted because it comes from trusted medical professionals. The healthcare system sets low expectations, and you’re inclined to believe them.

Acceptance of Mediocre Pain Relief

It’s hard to fault medical experts for their conservative outlook on pain management. Common advice suggests that pain medications might help, but there are no guarantees. This belief is widely accepted in society, leading many to settle for less than ideal treatment outcomes.

Personal Observations and Research

In contrast to these general trends, experiences at Hirani Integrative Medicine Center have shown that many patients do find relief from their pain. This has led to research focusing on why there’s a blind acceptance of limited treatment efficacy and an expectation to live with chronic pain.

The Influence of Profit in Healthcare

A major hurdle in achieving better pain management is the profit-driven nature of the healthcare system. Many companies benefit financially from ongoing patient pain and reliance on medications, creating a cycle of pain management that often doesn’t prioritize full recovery.

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