At Groton Wellness our goal is to empower our patients with the tools to not only reduce their pain symptoms, but also to heal the underlying causes of pain.
Most pain clinics treat patient’s pain through injections given at the nerve or bone areas of the pain and inflammation. These injections are usually a combination of two kinds of medicine: an anesthetic, to numb the area for a while, and a steroid. But these numbing medications are just band-aids. They mask the pain, but do nothing to eliminate the reasons for it.
Steroids are inflammation stoppers. Injected steroids are good because they may actually stop the inflammation that is responsible for the vicious cycle of pain. Injected steroids are bad, however, because over time they cause bones, cartilage, tendons and muscles to thin and weaken and die. Steroids can also cause or worsen diabetes and cause other whole body diseases. This produces, in the end, worse problems than when you started.
At Groton Wellness, we begin by treating your pain through the best of Eastern and Western modalities including but not limited to Acupuncture, Herbs, Topical Medications, etc.
We will also help identify foods, water, infections (Lyme and co-infections) and environmental toxins (mold toxins, amalgams in your mouth, etc.) that might be making your pain worse (by actually causing or promoting the inflammation that creates pain). Also, we will work WITH you to help you create a healing protocol that will help your body restore its vitality and not only eliminate the pain but restore life and vitality.