Electroanalgesia For Osteoporosis
Electroanalgesia stimulates the nerves using electrical current to help block the brain’s pain receptors. Although somewhat similar to TENS (Transcutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation) therapy, electroanalgesia uses a high pulse current to help provide long-term relief from chronic pain, whereas TENS therapy uses a small pulse that is only effective at providing temporary short-term relief. Additionally, electroanalgesia therapy helps release endorphins, which are natural pain-fighting hormones.
Electroanalgesia is particularly effective for osteoporosis-related pain due to the fact that bone fractures often involve inflammation of the surrounding soft tissue — and the treatment reduces inflammation, minimizes muscle spasms, and increases blood flow to affected areas, all of which can help reduce pain and improve mobility.
Despite being around for decades (and being FDA-approved), electroanalgesia isn’t widely used because it’s not a quick fix. It’s why so many medical professionals recommend painkillers or invasive surgical procedures instead. However, electroanalgesia is proven effective over the long term. The more sessions you have, the longer-lasting the pain relief is following those sessions.
Generally speaking, we recommend electroanalgesia treatment twice a week for a period of 12 weeks.
IV Therapy For Osteoporosis
One of the issues people with osteoporosis have is that the body doesn’t get the necessary nutrients (calcium and vitamin D in particular) needed to maximize bone health. This is where IV Therapy can help. IV Therapy is a process where vitamins and minerals are directly inserted into the bloodstream via an IV drip. In conjunction with electroanalgesia treatment, we can provide IV therapy to provide the body with the nutrients and electrolytes it needs to maximize bone health.
Additionally, the fluids used in IV Therapy help hydrate the body, improving circulation and reducing inflammation, which will help contribute to greater pain relief. Here at Neuragenex, we provide IV therapy based on the specific needs of each patient we work with, which we determine by evaluating their bloodwork.
Lifestyle Counseling For Osteoporosis
The final component of our Neuragenex protocol for osteoporosis-related pain is lifestyle counseling. We advise our patients on how they can adjust their lifestyles to manage the pain caused by osteoporosis. We also work with our patients to encourage lifestyle habits that reduce the risk of developing Osteoporosis-related conditions in the future.
These lifestyle modifications vary depending on the patient, but may include: modifying exercise routines to reduce impact on bones, eating a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, reducing alcohol consumption, and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle.
By using a holistic approach that includes electroanalgesia, IV therapy, and lifestyle counseling, we can effectively manage the pain caused by osteoporosis and improve your quality of life.