Chronic pain affects as many as 20% of adults in the United States and many of whom also suffer from high-impact pain, which means their pain keeps them from at least one major life activity. Finding effective treatments to help manage your pain can be draining. Bonnie S. Friehling, MD, along with Angela Wooden, RN, offers stem cell therapy as a pain management treatment in Columbia, Missouri. To learn more about the holistic pain management options, call the office today.
Chronic pain refers to pain that lasts longer than three to six months, or well-after any inciting injury should’ve healed. Chronic pain not only affects your physical health but your mental and emotional health too. Finding effective treatments to help you manage the pain can be a struggle and take a lot of time and patience.
If you’re looking for an alternative treatment to help improve your pain, Bonnie S. Friehling, MD, may be able to help.
Chronic pain may develop from an underlying injury or a chronic disease. Common causes of chronic pain include:
Identifying the underlying cause of your chronic pain is an important part of functional medicine and helps direct your treatment to not only relieve symptoms but also resolve your health issue altogether.
Pain management refers to the medical specialty aimed at helping you find a method that reduces your pain and improves your quality of life. Common pain management treatments include:
Dr. Friehling takes a more holistic approach to pain management and aims to heal the underlying cause of your pain. Her treatment plan may include a combination of therapies such as:
Dr. Friehling is a regenerative medicine specialist and may recommend stem cell therapy as a method for your pain management, specifically for the management of joint pain. She also offers Prolozone, which is a homeopathic/oxygen-ozone injection that has the ability to reconstruct damaged connective tissue to permanently stop the chronic pain. Dr. Friehling combines Prolozone with PRP to get the most effective results.
The stem cells in your body have the ability to duplicate themselves and differentiate themselves into more specialized cells, such as bone, muscle, nerves, or blood vessels. Dr. Friehling offers stem cell therapy in the form of biologic allografts to treat joint pain. When injected into your joint, the treatment stimulates stem cell production to accelerate the healing process and the regeneration of new tissue.
In addition to the stem cells, Dr. Friehling offers exosome therapy. Exosomes are naturally found in your body and support cell-to-cell communication. In regenerative medicine, exosome therapy enhances the communication between cells to improve the effects of treatment.
For a holistic approach to pain management, contact Bonnie S. Friehling, MD, by phone today.