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Pain Management Specialist

Nutura Clinic -  - Integrative Medicine

Nutura Clinic

Integrative Medicine located in Portland, OR

Living with pain related to an injury or illness can cause you to struggle to perform well at work, maintain healthy relationships, and enjoy yourself during your leisure time. At Nutura Clinic in Portland, Oregon, Saba Jhaveri, ND, and the team can improve your quality of life with a customized pain management plan. To find out more about pain management and review your options, call Nutura Clinic, or book an appointment online today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is the scientific process of reducing chronic pain by using a multidisciplinary approach. It treats pain as a disease and focuses on the multiple sources and types of pain that an individual may experience. Generally, your Nutura Clinic provider will evaluate, rehabilitate, and treat pain accordingly based on your specific needs. 

Typically, pain is restrictive to the lifestyle and well-being of an individual. Therefore, the overall goal of pain management is to minimize the effect of pain and attain functional improvement. 

What are the types of pain?

Although there are multiple sources of pain, it is generally classified under two main groups:

Nociceptive pain

Nociceptive pain is caused by physical damage to the body. Signals are transmitted through the peripheral nerves to the brain from the spinal cord. These signals enable you to become aware that an area on your body is hurting. Examples of nociceptive pain include:

  • A broken bone
  • An open wound
  • A ruptured disc
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Sprains
  • Arthritis

Nociceptive pain is considered the most common type of pain that individuals experience. It’s typically the body’s response to a specific situation. 

Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is caused by disease or other damage that affects the nervous system. The source of the pain is not always known. Examples of neuropathic pain include:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Phantom limb pain 

Typically, pain management focuses on chronic pain, which is defined as any source of pain that lasts longer than three months.

What treatments are used for pain management?

There are multiple proven methods of reducing pain at various levels. Examples of professional pain management techniques include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Specialized diet
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Nerve blockers
  • Functional lab work
  • Injections
  • Herbal supplements
  • Chiropractic therapy 

Nutura Clinic typically focuses on providing naturopathic and chiropractic care to alleviate pain. 

Your provider considers the varying levels and causes of your pain to ensure that the appropriate pain management plans are established. The team remains actively engaged and supportive throughout the entire length of your pain management journey. 

If you’re interested in finding effective pain management solutions, call Nutura Clinic, or book a consultation online.