By: Dr. Michael Riley, DC
Founder, Renuva Back & Pain Centers
More than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain, according to a recent report. In the United States, pain affects more people than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. That’s a whole lotta’ hurt.
Pain can affect every part of your life. You may have to take days off from work. You can’t enjoy hobbies or stay as active as you would like to. And it’s hard to sleep, which makes your waking hours even more difficult to bear. It’s hard to stay positive when you’re tired and your head pounds from a migraine, or your back hurts thanks to a bulging disc.
There are many options for treating chronic pain. These range from simple steps such as over-the-counter medication and physical activity to more invasive treatments, such as injections or surgery. Pain medication dulls the pain, at least for a while, but they can come with unpleasant side effects and a risk of addiction.
In July of this year, in an effort to address the opioid crisis, President Obama signed into law the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) which advances treatment and prevention measures intended to reduce prescription opioid misuse.
As an alternative to these drugs or risky surgeries, many people have found relief with a new option called CoreCareTM; a non-surgical and drug-free treatment protocol offered at Renuva Back & Pain Centers in Overland Park.
Renuva’s CoreCare treatment protocol has successfully relieved chronic pain for people with back and spine damage, ruptured discs, pinched nerves, spinal stenosis, sciatica, neuropathy – even arthritis and severe headaches. In fact, 98% of Renuva’s patients say they would recommend Renuva to their family and friends.
Renuva’s Medical Director, Dr. Michael Riley, D.C wanted to relieve pain and restore function to patients in a way that other treatments alone could not do. He developed CoreCare, Renuva’s most popular treatment, to fix the underlying cause of pain as opposed to treating just the symptoms.
CoreCare is a five-step approach that combines FDA approved advanced technologies such as Deep Tissue Laser Therapy, which reduces inflammation and speeds healing, with traditional therapies such as specialized rehab, which helps strengthen the muscles around the spine. All of these treatments are safe, noninvasive, and work with your body’s natural healing powers to get you back in action.
“The cause of pain must be treated to provide long-term benefit and lasting pain relief for you.” -Dr. Riley
Patients at Renuva receive custom treatment that moves in specific phases to relieve pain and restore their quality of life. Patients who have fought pain for years have finally found relief without drugs or surgery.
“At Renuva we believe there is a better way. Pain should not be accepted as part of the aging process; drugs and surgery are not your only options; quality of life is important and life should be enjoyed to the fullest – pain free!” says Dr. Riley.
So why has chronic pain become so widespread in the U.S. and beyond?
Dr. Riley explains, “The cause of most pain results from degeneration such as loss of disc space which puts pressure on the nerve, and affects the way the body functions. For example, numerous medical studies show that only abnormalities of the facet joints, intervertebral discs, and sacroiliac joints have been conclusively demonstrated to be causes of low-back pain.”
98% of Renuva’s patients say they would recommend Renuva to their family and friends.
Typically, when you go do a doctor, you receive medication which treats the symptoms and masks the pain, which can actually lead to more pain, because it is not repairing the cause of the pain.
In many cases surgery doesn’t provide a long-term fix for the foundational problem either. Surgery can result in reduced mobility, stiffness, and continuing pain, also known as “failed-back syndrome.” Surgery is also associated with risks, and the outcome in many patients is unpredictable.
“If we try to treat the symptoms of the pain rather than the cause, we will fail. The cause of pain must be treated to provide long-term benefit and lasting pain relief for you.”, says Dr. Riley.
CoreCare sets Renuva apart from other pain management clinics. The goal with each patient is to correct their problem and promote healing, not to simply mask the pain.
The cause of each person’s pain is unique so to be effective your treatment plan must be designed specifically for you. That’s why Renuva is making a private consultation so affordable at $39 for the next week (normally $257).
The $39 fee covers the cost of a thorough exam, consultation with the doctor and two treatments so you can experience CoreCare firsthand. If the doctor needs digital X-Rays to get a clear idea of what’s causing your pain, those are included at no extra charge. Their goal is to understand exactly where you hurt and what is causing your pain so they can develop a treatment plan to get you back to living life again.
As our population ages, people are demanding better pain management. The health care industry can do better than masking pain with drugs. Noninvasive treatments such as Renuva treat the source of the pain and bring lasting relief.
Before you try anything else, try Renuva.
The Renuva Back & Pain Center in Overland Park is located at 10787 Nall, Suite 110
Overland Park, KS 66211.