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A unique combination

Pain is one of the most common reasons for people to visit their doctors each year.

Conventional medicine – while brilliant in urgent and emergent care situations – is often lacking when it comes to the treatment of pain.

The admirable goal of conventional therapy is to alleviate discomfort; however, the underlying causes of pain are often overlooked or neglected. As a result, relief is often only partial, temporary or both.

Many approaches offer treatment of chronic pain. Osteopathic medicine, neural therapy and physiological regulating medicine are three methods that aim to treat the underlying imbalances that result in pain, illness and disease.

Each of these modalities, when used individually, works well for a wide range of ailments including acute and chronic pain. When used in combination, these methods offer among the safest and most effective treatments available for many conditions – including some that previously were considered untreatable.

A doctor of osteopathy is a fully licensed physician whose training includes all aspects of medicine and surgery.

Most osteopathic physicians today are either primary care doctors or provide care within the various medical specialties. Some, however, focus on a more traditional practice, which allows them to diagnose and treat with a hands-on approach.

The goal of traditional osteopathy is to assist the body in healing itself. This is done through various manual techniques that address the body’s structure, improving the body’s ability to function.

Neural therapy is based on the theory that any kind of trauma can produce “interference fields.” These are long-standing imbalances in the electrochemical function of various tissues throughout the body, which can result in illness, chronic pain or other dysfunction.

After much research, it was discovered that local anesthetics of the “caine” family could also be used to correct these imbalances. Neural therapy involves the injection of tiny amounts of procaine (the numbing medicine commonly used in dental offices) into very specific sites on the body as a means of correcting these “interference fields.”

Neural therapy often can resolve acute and chronic pain or illness very rapidly, with long lasting or permanent results.

Physiological regulating medicine (PMR) is an innovative approach that combines conventional medicine with classical homeopathy. PMR involves the concept of restoring normal physiology through communicating molecules (such as hormones and neuropeptides) that are produced in homeopathic dilutions.

These oral remedies offer both immediate relief and long-term resolution of many conditions.

PMR also includes the use of injectable remedies that are used specifically for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.

Dr. Stephanie Nani, D.O., practices at 303 S. School St., Grass Valley, and can be reached at (530) 271-5711. Learn more at Doctonani.com

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