Chronic pain is a symptom of a medical condition, not a diagnosis. Often, symptoms are treated (or masked) but the biomechanical and physiological conditions causing the pain are not.
This is why many treatments fail to provide lasting relief. Supplements, medications, injections and even surgery don’t correct the fundamental degeneration issues. These types of treatments are considered pain management. They have nothing to do with healing the cause of the pain, but only managing the pain by masking it temporarily.
For this reason, Renuva developed CoreCare, a non-surgical and drug-free approach that addresses both the symptoms and the cause of your pain.
CoreCare uses innovative FDA approved technologies to address three areas that are key to achieving lasting pain relief:
- Treat the source of the pain to achieve relief as fast as possible. Treating the source of pain may involve removing pressure on the nerves, reducing inflammation and optimizing the body’s natural healing processes, such as ATP production in the cells.
- Improve structure and strength to fight against and prevent degenerative related conditions that cause pain. This may involve slowing or reversing degeneration by increasing range of motion, strengthening the muscles in your core, and improving your posture to restore natural biomechanics.
- Restore function so the body can heal properly and fight against disease related conditions that cause pain which may involve improving nutrition, removing toxins, and reducing interferences within the nervous system.
Why you shouldn’t take medications, supplements, or nerve blockers…
Until now, there have been a lot of prescription pain medications with troublesome or addicting side effects. Plus, there have been loads of individual supplements that give you so-so results for your pain.
Sometimes, the results you got were so subtle and insignificant for a few moments you thought your symptoms had faded or, perhaps, had gone away on their own.
But, eventually, the symptoms return.
Drug and supplement companies continue to profit from your pain. The pain is so bad that you will do anything to get relief. Not even considering the fact that supplements and pain medications are addictive and have awful side effects, they merely mask the pain and do not treat the cause of the problem. While your pain is masked, you return to normal activity while the problem in your spine that is causing the pain continues to get worse!
Before you consider going under the knife…
You should seriously consider getting surgery. Just like supplements and medication, surgery is not a silver bullet cure in most cases.
Studies show that there are 600,000-plus disc surgeries that are performed in the United States annually (a significant increase of late), as many as 90 percent are unnecessary and ineffective.
In 2010, researchers reviewed records from 1,450 patients in the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation database who had diagnoses of disc degeneration and disc herniation. Half of the patients had surgery to fuse two or more vertebrae in the hopes of resolving their low back pain. The other half had no surgery, even though they had comparable diagnoses.
After two years, only 26 percent of those who had surgery had returned to work, compared to 67 percent of patients who did not have surgery. Of the lumbar fusion subjects, 36 percent had complications and 27 percent required another operation. Permanent disability rates were 11 percent for patients undergoing surgery, compared to only 2 percent of patients who did not undergo surgery. In what might be the most troubling finding, researchers determined there was a 41 percent increase in the use of painkillers, with 76 percent of surgery patients continuing opioid use after surgery.
The study provides clear evidence that for many patients, fusion surgeries designed to alleviate pain from degenerating discs do not work
Surgery doesn’t provide a long-term fix for the fundamental problem. Surgery can also 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. Surgery requires additional pain medications during recovery, and recovery times can be weeks or months before your function is restored.
The truth is that 90 percent of back pain can be resolved without surgery if both doctors and patients are willing to try other treatments that basically help the back to heal itself.