What is your response to pain? When you have a headache, you probably reach for the ibuprofen. When you’re having heartburn, you reach for the antacids. These pains are usually temporary and go away quite easily. But, what happens when you have real, agonizing pain?
If you fall off a ladder, get injured in a car wreck, or blow out your knee playing basketball, where do you turn? Most individuals would make a trip to the nearest New York City emergency room and then follow up with their family doctor for extended treatment. Unfortunately, many people believe that this westernized way of medicine is the only way to heal injuries.
A select group of doctors in New York City have so much more to offer than pain pills, surgeries, and bed rest. Dr. Kulick and other select doctors are experienced in integrative medicine—a different approach to healing injuries and relieving pain. Integrative medicine brings a “big picture” way of thinking to medicine. Both the emotional and physical sides of patients are considered in treatment. This broader approach involves alternate therapies that go beyond the treatments you would find in the typical doctor’s office or hospital.
Integrative medicine is a critical part of managing pain, finding the root cause of the pain, and healing any associated injuries. Often times, surgeries and drugs come with a long list of side effects. Thankfully, integrative treatments avoid nasty side effects and, sometimes, have a higher success rate than traditional medicine.
Here are just a few examples of integrative ways to relieve pain:
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Platelet Rich Plasma
If you live or work in New York City, you don’t have time to be crippled by pain. You also don’t have time to be pushed from one doctor to the next looking for relief. For holistic pain management, turn to integrative medicine. It will end the hurting and treat you as a person, not just a medical condition.