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Empowering Steps to Alleviate Chronic Pain

Nov 29, 2023
When pain persists, interrupts your daily life over extended periods, or triggers a cascade of related issues — it's defined as chronic. Discover our approach to alleviating chronic pain using functional, integrative, and naturopathic remedies.

Old injuries, persistent ailments, and numerous underlying factors often lead to chronic pain, which remains one of the most common and incapacitating health issues in the country. The primary step to alleviating chronic pain is pinpointing and addressing those contributory factors. This is precisely our mission at Mint Medical Center in Oakland, California. We view chronic pain through a multi-faceted lens, understanding that the sources of your pain could be diverse and might demand various therapeutic interventions.

If enduring pain has been a part of your life without any signs of relief, it's time to consider the groundbreaking treatments we provide, grounded in functional, integrative, and naturopathic medicine.

Understanding the Origins of Your Chronic Pain

About 21% of American adults grapple with regular chronic pain — with nearly 7% experiencing high-impact chronic pain that hampers their daily activities, such as work, study, social interactions, and self-care. The intricacies of chronic pain vary across individuals. Sometimes, it can stem from a past injury that's already healed. Alternatively, it might arise from continuous conditions, like cancer, arthritis, Lyme disease, or neuropathy.

But chronic pain can often be intensified by other factors, including lifestyle choices like smoking, incorrect posture, insufficient sleep, and subpar nutrition. Chronic pain can even pave the way for new physical issues. For instance, arthritis pain in one knee could alter your walking style, leading to issues in the hips and back. Simultaneously, chronic pain can instigate mental health challenges, as mobility restrictions might lead to feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety.

Given the comprehensive impact of chronic pain on one's life, our approach towards its treatment is equally holistic.

A Comprehensive Approach to Chronic Pain at Mint Medical Center

Functional Medicine

Focusing on the root causes of your pain originating from genetics and environmental factors, functional medicine aims to unveil imbalances in your system. The philosophy is straightforward yet transformative: a single condition can have manifold causes and vice versa. Dr. Mansour and the team utilize a thorough model to identify the core causes of your chronic pain, discern detrimental patterns, and establish a bespoke treatment roadmap.

Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine emphasizes the interconnectedness of your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being, and its contribution to your overall health. Our integrative strategy involves a range of therapies, such as:

  • IV infusions
  • Peptide therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Ozone therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

Our method promotes a unique alliance between you and our experienced providers, with Dr. Mansour at the forefront. This collaborative strategy prioritizes natural, non-invasive treatments, focusing on your complete well-being, spanning mind, body, environment, and community ties.

Naturopathic Medicine

In the realm of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Mansour diagnoses and manages your chronic pain while addressing its holistic effects on your body, mind, and spirit. The principles of this field revolve around:

  • Avoiding harm
  • Harnessing the healing power of nature
  • Identifying and addressing root causes
  • Doctor's role as an educator
  • Treating the entire individual
  • Prioritizing prevention

This method ensures you're educated about your pain, empowering you to harness your body's innate healing capabilities and paving the way for comprehensive healing and prolonged relief.

Emerging research underscores that these integrative therapies can markedly decrease the risk of opioid dependency and other substance abuses commonly linked to chronic pain treatments.

To delve deeper into our chronic pain treatments, schedule an appointment online or contact Mint Medical Center in Oakland, California, at 510-655-3456.