Pain Relief without Surgery or Prescription Medication
Patients dealing with injuries and chronic pain conditions may feel their options are limited to surgery and prescription painkillers. Alternative treatments are available. If you want to avoid surgery and prescription pain medication, it’s time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Neal Pollack of the Milwaukee Neurology & Pain Treatment Center to discuss prolotherapy and other alternative treatment options.
Dangers of Surgery
Surgical pain relief treatments are often considered a last resort. These expensive procedures are usually inconvenient for most patients as they require overnight hospitalization and time off from work to recover. Surgery carries many risks and complications, including:
- Excess bleeding
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Permanent nerve damage and disability
- Scar tissue
On top of the risks of surgery itself, the recovery process is an ordeal. It may be days or weeks before you are allowed to return to work and your daily routine. You may also be prescribed painkillers, which can lead to addiction.
When faced with the possibility of surgery, it is wise to consider all options. Avoid the risks of surgery and schedule a consultation with Dr. Pollack for non-surgical pain relief treatment.
Dangers of Prescription Pain Medication
Prescription pain medication is often used after surgery to reduce pain during recovery. However, these pills are just as risky as the surgery itself. While short term use of painkillers is often effective, it can lead to addiction and overdose as time goes on. Opioid-based pain medications have led to an opioid crisis in the United States as more and more patients accidentally overdose and die.
The most common prescription painkillers are:
Another important issue with painkillers: they only mask pain temporarily and do not treat the source. To avoid the risk of addition, alternative pain relief methods are recommended. One option for Milwaukee patients is prolotherapy from Dr. Pollack.
Milwaukee’s Pain Relief Alternative
Prolotherapy at the Neurology & Pain Treatment Center is a way to relieve chronic pain without the dangers of surgery or prescription medications. While the injection therapy treatment has some risks, there are also incredible benefits.
Prolotherapy is an in-office treatment alternative to surgery requiring no hospitalization or general anesthesia. There is no significant down time and no need for prescription medication. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Pollack to find the right alternative pain treatment option for your injury or chronic pain condition.