Many people suffer from ongoing pain after physical trauma, car accidents or surgeries despite receiving standard medical protocol treatment.
Opiate medications are frequently prescribed. When used with chronic pain conditions, opiates have a high risk of producing opiate addiction. People in chronic pain don’t believe anything will work other than their tried-and-true opiate medication and ongoing use leads to dependence, then addiction.
Paradoxically, opiates create their own pain due to opiate receptor damage. Pain frequently goes away once opiates are stopped.
Ongoing musculoskeletal pain in anatomically intact areas or in areas with minimal to moderate anatomic changes usually can be improved or corrected without surgery or drugs. Immune system and degenerative nerve pain have lower rates of resolution. The likelihood of improvement and the number of treatments will be assessed and discussed at the initial visit.
Rolfing and or Osteopathy are high yield interventions for chronic musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Patterson is a highly effective manual therapist using both these methods, with weekly practice experience since 1992.
Osteopathy is very anatomy specific and is very effective at resolving symptoms. Rolfing resolves unfinished chronic adaptations to past physical and emotional traumas and leads to a higher level of coordination and stamina.
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Both services are cash only as insurance reimbursement for these highly effective therapies is very low.