Pain Relief & Management

SD Care care plans include strategies to alleviate and manage chronic pain in all its forms.

Having to suffer the effects of chronic pain is sadly a common theme amongst our many clients needing our care services.  The complexity of this condition means pain relief and management does not solely rely on drug therapy. We have a collaborative arrangement with Omnia in Guildford who specialise in three main areas of pain relief and management; therapy, lifestyle and performance. Omnia offers a blueprint for its clients to achieve ‘meaningful healing’. This can be viewed as a journey that takes you from diagnostics to the restoration of functionality and ultimately, harmony between mind and body. As part the commitment at SD Care, we strive to ensure our clients receive the best care possible and this includes management of pain.  Please take a look at the various therapies below and get in touch if you have any questions.

Plans for pain relief and management increasingly include both clinical drug therapy and holistic therapies.

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Slide - Veda Pulse The main Omnia therapies used to relieve and manage chronic pain as part of a care plan include: - Ayurveda - Acupuncture - Photobiomodulation (PBM) - Osteopathy

Ayurvedic Therapies

Ayurveda is considered by many historians and medical scholars to be the oldest recorded science of healing. The word ‘Ayurveda’ means ‘The Science of Life’. These therapies can be traced back more than 5,000 years to India and other regions. Many modern day natural healing therapies are based on the principles of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda therapy has an emphasis on prevention and encouraging long term health by focussing on balance in your life. This includes; right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of other remedies. Undergoing Ayurveda therapy imparts critical knowledge so you can create a balance between body, mind and consciousness according to your own unique ‘fingerprint’ (constitution) and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this balance.

Acupunture

Not as ancient as Aryuvidic therapy, but nevertheless Acupuncture is still a 2,500 year old Chinese medicine-based approach for treating a variety of conditions by triggering specific points on the skin with needles. This minimally invasive treatment stimulates nerve-rich areas of the skin surface in order to influence tissues, gland, organs, and various functions of the body and can be excellent at treating chronic pain.

Each needle produces a tiny injury (which causes almost no discomfort). This stimulates a signal to let the body know it needs to respond, and that response positively effects the immune system, promoting circulation to the area, wound healing, and most importantly, modulates pain. Modern day research on acupuncture relies almost completely on this scientific theory.

Photobiomodulation (PBM)

PBM is the application of red light (near the infra-red spectrum) over injuries, sometimes chronic, to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain. It was first developed in 1967.

Photobiomodulation uses high intensity LEDs which produce no heating effect, but they accelerate healing by improving the quality and tensile strength of tissue repair, alleviate inflammation and relieve pain (analgesia).

Essentially PBM creates a photochemical reaction where light reduces oxidative stress and increases ATP in the body. This improves cell metabolism and reduces inflammation. These effects can be enhanced with pulses however when analgesia is required there is a second mechanism which works best when a strong continuous beam is applied.

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is suitable for a broad range of individuals, including the elderly and anyone needing pain therapy and management. Osteopathic care is delivered through a range of interventions which may include manual therapy, onward referral, health management advice, postural and ergonomic advice and exercises. Manual therapy techniques employed may include gentle articulation and manipulation of joints and soft tissues. It is particularly good as part of a treatment plan for pain related illnesses.

There are several treatment modalities with osteopathy. These include manipulation, ultrasound, acupuncture (see above), massage and stretching. The combination of these modalities will depend on the individual’s specific needs around pain therapy and ongoing management.

Veda Pulse

Veda Pulse is an analytical tool which helps several disciplines including Ayurveda, Acupunture and natural health focused therapies. I uses an analysis of the heart’s pulse wave which changes based on electrical and mechanical stimuli. This analysis can help form recommendations around rehabilitation, evaluation of stress and the functional state of the body. As part of this, recommendations for diet, food supplements and other lifestyle adjustments can be made. For Acupuncture, Veda Pulse helps create a visualization of biological active points to target.

Essentially this equipment can perform analysis of the functional state of the body and can be used in many ways to target the best holistic approach to treat pain and manage it over time.

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