The following are great options for managing pain, unfortunately insurance does not pay for them. These range in price, and are all affordable.
Medical Cannabis is a great option for pain management. There are certain conditions that seem to do better at being treated by cannabis. I would recommend having a visit with Dr. Watkins at Medical Arts Center Clinic or TruHealth Clinic, to discuss whether this would be appropriate. He does require an evaluation prior to doing an initial cannabis recommendation. Schedule with Dr. Watkins today.
Prolotherapy is a fascinating, and old concept in managing pain. This method is used most effectively when dealing with chronic pain and chronic injuries. In a nutshell this method recreates inflammation, bringing blood and healing to the tissues. Prices start at $150 for a session, and usually one session can do a substantial amount of healing.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is similar to prolotherapy in many ways, the way it is gone about is a little bit different however. Dr. Watkins would have his nurse draw your blood and spin it down to its individual elements. Then the plasma, which is rich in proteins and growth factors is decanted (removed) and that is injected into the painful tissues. PRP can be used for many other things, but this is what Dr. Watkins and TruHealth use it for. Due to the price, this is usually reserved until after Prolotherapy has been tried.
Last but not least is Botulinum Toxin (BoTox). BoTox is one option with excellent benefits, but only for certain pain conditions. BoTox is a toxin created by an organism that results in complete relaxation of the muscles it affects. Often the cause of chronic pain is partially (if not mostly) the result of muscle spasms. These spasms cause inflammation and other somatic or autonomic responses, which in turn causes more muscle spasms. If one can break the cycle for a few weeks, often the pain will dissipate entirely. The toxin that is injected is extremely dangerous, but when injected properly by a trained professional, this can provide such a substantial relief of pain.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Watkins at Medical Arts Center Clinic or TruHealth Clinic for an evaluation and discussion of these options in management of your health.