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 lot of hurt.
There are many options for treating chronic pain. These range from simple steps such as over-the-counter medications 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.
A few years ago, a law was signed called 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.
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, 96% of Renuva’s patients say they would recommend Renuva to their family and friends.
In treating patients with chronic pain, I wanted to relieve the pain AND restore function to patients in a way that other treatments alone could not do. So I 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 physical therapy, 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.
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!
Why has chronic pain become so widespread in the U.S. and beyond?
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.
͟Typically, when you go to a doctor, you receive medication that treats the symptoms and masks the pain. This can actually lead to more pain, because it is not addressing or treating the cause of the pain. In many cases surgery doesn’t provide a long-term fix of the real 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 for many patients is unpredictable. CoreCare sets Renuva apart from other pain management clinics. The goal with each patient is to correct the 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 affordable at $39 as opposed to our normal price of $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 we need digital x-rays to get a clear idea of what’s causing your pain, those are included at no extra charge.
͟Renuva’s 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 aim for lasting relief.