Whether it stems from an injury or arthritis, joint pain is common and can affect your day-to-day activities. Dee Scott Stevens, DC, and Kenneth Lowther, NP, at Advanced Integrated Medical Center in Blackfoot, Idaho, specialize in joint pain and provide treatment aimed at the root cause so you not only get relief, but a full recovery. To get help with your joint pain, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
Joint pain refers to any pain or discomfort that affects any part of your joint, which includes ligaments, muscles, tendons, bones, and cartilage. The degree of the pain can vary significantly depending on the cause. You may feel a sharp sudden pain in your joint after a fall or the pain may be a dull ache that seems to never go away.
You may be experiencing joint pain for any number of reasons. Some of the most common causes of joint pain include:
When coming in for treatment at Advanced Integrated Medical Center, you can expect a thorough examination aimed at finding the underlying cause of your joint pain. To help Dr. Stevens formulate a diagnosis, you need to be as detailed as possible when describing the pain and your other symptoms, as well as when the pain began and any injury or activity that may have precipitated your pain.
Dr. Stevens may also want to know about your medical and family history, as well as the medications and supplements you take.
Treatment for your joint pain varies and depends on the affected joint and the underlying cause. Dr. Stevens develops individualized treatment plans for each patient so you get the most effective care.
Your treatment may include:
Dr. Stevens is a skilled chiropractor and may utilize a number of techniques to help provide relief from your joint pain.
Mr. Lowther offers pain injections, including hyaluronic acid and lidocaine, which may be recommended depending on the cause of your joint pain. For example, hyaluronic acid is often recommended for arthritis. The gel-like injection serves as a cushion in between your joints to relieve pain.
Researchers are only beginning to tap into the powers of stem cell therapy. Stem cells are the cells in your body that have the ability to transform into any type of cell you may need. The team at Advanced Integrated Medical Center may recommend stem cell therapy to help heal an injury or regenerate new tissue to replace diseased tissue.
To get full relief from your joint pain, call Advanced Integrated Medical Center today or schedule an appointment online.