Chronic Pain Specialist

Wellness Institute Of Downtown

Wellness Center located in Fort Myers, FL

Chronic pain doesn’t have to rule your life. If you suffer from chronic, non-malignant pain, the experienced and compassionate physicians at Wellness Institute Downtown can offer you relief with unique treatment options. Call the office -- located in Fort Myers, Florida -- to set up a consultation or book your appointment online.

Chronic Pain Q & A

Wellness Institute Of Downtown

What is chronic pain?

Pain is your body’s signal that something is wrong. Pain sensors in your body turn on when a disease is present or you injure yourself. The sensors turn off when the cause of pain goes away, yet some pain lingers for days, weeks, months, or even years.

Chronic pain is any pain that lasts more than three months. Leading causes of chronic pain include herniated discs, cancer, HIV, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, migraines, carpal tunnel, musculoskeletal, and peripheral neuropathy.

How is chronic pain typically treated?

Treatment for chronic pain depends on your overall health and the condition causing your persistent pain.

Wellness Institute of Downtown uses a multidisciplinary approach to ease your chronic pain. Some of their standard methods for treating your chronic, non-malignant pain are:

  • Trigger point injections
  • Custom medications
  • Medical weight loss
  • Acupuncture
  • IV infusions

Wellness Institute’s premier and preferred treatment for chronic pain is with doctor-supervised medical cannabis and IV therapy for a combination of a non-opioid based approach

How does medical cannabis help with pain?

About 20% of all Americans suffer from some form of disabling chronic pain, even with comprehensive medical care, medications, and intervention therapies. Nerve-related pain affects a vast number of those people.

Standard opiate and anti-inflammatory narcotics perform poorly with chronic, nerve-related pain. What’s more, these medications are often addictive and have significant negative side effects.

Medical cannabis is far safer than opiates and has only minor side effects. That’s why the team of concerned doctors at Wellness Institute of Downtown recommend medical cannabis to minimize inflammation and greatly reduce or eliminate your chronic pain.

For many people who suffer from chronic pain, medical cannabis can eliminate dependence on habit-forming opiates and analgesics. Men and women in Fort Myers and the surrounding cities can find relief from their pain by using medical cannabis in one of five main ways:

  • Taking cannabis supplements and capsules
  • Smoking the dried cannabis flowers
  • Eating cannabis-fortified foods
  • Applying cannabis oil externally
  • Taking cannabis in an oral spray or tincture

Don’t let relentless pain keep you from the life you want to live. Call the office to learn more about how medical cannabis can help or book your appointment with the online scheduler.

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