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Alternative Therapies

Rincon Pain and Spine -  - Pain Management Practice

Rincon Pain and Spine

Pain Management Practice located in Tucson, AZ

When you struggle with chronic pain, you just want a treatment that's going to offer you some relief. That’s why the compassionate team at Rincon Pain and Spine in Tucson, Arizona, offers a wide range of alternative therapies that have helped many patients overcome their pain and return to an active, thriving life. To learn how alternative therapies such as acupuncture, CBD oil, and durable medical equipment can help alleviate your pain, request an appointment online, or call one of the two office locations in east or northwest Tucson.

Alternative Therapies Q & A

What should I know about acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Chinese medicine treatment that targets your body’s natural energy, qi, that flows throughout your body following pathways called meridians. When qi is blocked, an energy imbalance develops that leads to illness, disease, and pain.

Inserting acupuncture needles at specific points along the meridians releases the blockage, restores the flow of energy, and unleashes your body’s natural healing ability. 

Acupuncture needles also relax your muscles and stimulate the release of natural endorphins that relieve pain. Studies show that acupuncture also improves nerve communication in the region of your brain that regulates pain.

The National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization recommend acupuncture to treat many health conditions, including:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain

Acupuncture is one of several therapies recommended over medication for relieving chronic lower back pain.

 

How do cannabidiol (CBD) products relieve pain?

CBD is a natural ingredient found in hemp plants. Hemp and marijuana belong to the same species — one that uniquely contains 100 or more different cannabinoids. Some cannabinoids, such as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana, cause a mind-altering high. However, CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that produces a therapeutic effect.

Your body produces its own cannabinoids that influence many aspects of your physical and emotional health, including pain, inflammation, anxiety, sleep, and mood. As CBD interacts with the same systems, it helps relieve conditions such as chronic pain, neuropathic pain, headaches, and insomnia.

 

What is durable medical equipment?

Durable medical equipment (DME) refers to any type of equipment you need to help manage a medical condition. Your doctor at Rincon Pain and Spine may prescribe DME to stabilize or immobilize injuries while your body heals, improve mobility, correct a deformity, and/or prevent future injuries. Through these actions, DME relieves your pain.

You’re familiar with some of the most frequently used DME, such as crutches, walkers, orthotics, and wheelchairs. However, the team at Rincon Pain and Spine specializes in braces, offering a variety of braces for your back, neck, knees, shoulders, and wrists. They provide off-the-shelf braces, customized braces, and high-quality braces from VQ OrthoCare®.

You don’t need to put up with pain. Call Rincon Pain and Spine or request an appointment online to learn if alternative therapies can help you find relief.