Pain Management Specialist

Grayhawk Family Practice

Concierge Medicine located in Scottsdale, AZ

Ongoing pain, muscle stiffness, injuries, joint disease, and gastrointestinal problems can all benefit from the many therapies that are part of physical medicine and pain management. The experienced team at Grayhawk Family Medicine treats many different conditions using manual therapies and some of today’s most cutting-edge treatments such as cold laser therapy. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for physical medicine or natural pain management, call the office in Scottsdale, Arizona, or schedule an appointment online.

Pain Management Q & A

What should I know about physical medicine?

Physical medicine treats injuries and disease using physical therapies rather than medication or surgery. Using a variety of passive and active modalities, this type of treatment effectively promotes healing by:

  • Increasing blood and lymph flow
  • Reducing inflammation and pain
  • Improving movement
  • Strengthening muscles

When used properly, physical medicine restores proper body balance and function.

 

What types of chronic pain require pain management specialist care?

Traditional medical treatments aren’t always effective for chronic pain. Common causes of chronic pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia

The team at Grayhawk Family Practice can help with therapies that go beyond traditional medical options to effectively relieve pain and improve physical function.

 

What treatments might I receive during physical medicine?

The team at Grayhawk Family Practice specializes in physical medicine therapies such as:

Craniosacral therapy

Light manipulation of the bones in your cranium, spine, and sacrum improves central nervous system function and supports your body’s natural healing ability.

TMJ manipulation

This manual manipulation is designed to restore normal movement and reduce pain in your jaw or temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Intra-oral release of the TMJ

Massaging the jaw and its associated muscles and ligaments helps relax tissues and decrease pain. It also relieves headaches and aids in draining sinuses and lymphatic vessels.

Visceral manipulation

Gentle manipulation of internal organs includes your liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, stomach, intestines, bladder, ovaries, and uterus. It also targets abdominal muscles and fascia.

This therapy addresses problems such as:

  • Pain and inflammation
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Surgical scars
  • Microtears
  • Lymphatic congestion
  • Past trauma

Visceral manipulation can help relieve stress and enhance the mobility and functioning of your musculoskeletal system.

 

What therapies are included in pain management?

The team at Grayhawk Family Practice offers therapies such as:

Cold laser therapy

Cold laser therapy, or low-level laser therapy, is applied using a handheld device that’s placed on your skin directly over the injured area. The light emitted from the laser can penetrate up to 2 inches below the skin’s surface, where it accelerates healing. It’s used to treat sprains, bruises, minor injuries, inflammation, pain, surgical scars, and fibrotic tissue.

Kinesiology taping

When elastic therapeutic tape, often called kinesiology tape, is properly applied, its fingerprint technology reduces pain, promotes healing, and stabilizes muscles and joints while allowing movement.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

The TENS machine uses low-voltage electric currents to reduce inflammation and block pain signals traveling through nerves.

Constitutional hydrotherapy

In this therapy, hot and cold towels are applied to your chest and abdomen in an alternating order. The same process is repeated on your back. Mild electrostimulation may be applied simultaneously. Hydrotherapy is effective for pain management, as well as respiratory illness, congestion, cold and flu viruses, and stress.

To find relief from your pain, call Grayhawk Family Practice or book an appointment online. These therapies are also available as concierge medicine services.