It’s normal to have occasional pain, especially if you’ve started a new activity or exercise regimen. But if lingering pain keeps you from the things you enjoy or inhibits your ability to sleep peacefully, you need to find the cause. As a leading regenerative medicine specialist in Petoskey, Michigan, Lisa Fortin, MD has an extensive background in piecing together the complex causes of chronic pain. When you become a patient at ReYouvenate, you can get a custom pain management plan starting with your first appointment.

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Pain Management Q & A

What causes chronic pain?

Pain is a warning sign that something in your body is “off,” but finding the exact source — or sources — of your pain can be tricky. Chronic pain can be caused by:

  • Inflammation
  • Poor cellular function
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Old injuries or trauma
  • Years of poor posture

Sometimes pain stems from an undiagnosed health condition or as a red flag for underlying systemic inflammation. Just because you experience pain in a specific area, it doesn’t mean that’s where the problem lies.

How do I get relief from chronic pain?

Finding relief from pain means treating the source of your pain. If you have an underlying health issue, Dr. Fortin treats the condition so you can get back to a pain-free state. If nerve, bone, or soft tissue damage causes your pain, a regenerative pain management treatment plan can help.

Dr. Fortin offers PEMF Exercise treatments that balance your electromagnetic fields. Because each cell throughout your body holds a charge, recharging your cells through a PEMF Exercise session can help your cells function at their optimal level. That often improves your overall health and decreases your pain levels. When our cells are optimally functioning, the tissue, organs, systems and being they make up will function better.

Another option is pressure wave and shockwave treatments with the Medical Wave system. This noninvasive procedure delivers high-energy sound waves to pain sources throughout your body.

As an FDA-cleared pain treatment, the Medical Wave helps regenerate damaged cells and improves overall blood circulation. Over time, Medical Wave treatments alleviate chronic pain just about anywhere in your body.

When should I see a doctor about pain management?

Don’t let chronic pain rule your life. You need a customized pain management plan if your pain:

  • Causes you to miss work or school
  • Keeps you from doing the things you enjoy
  • Interrupts your sleep
  • Affects your relationships

Because Dr. Fortin specializes in a regenerative approach to medicine, she works to find a permanent solution to help your body heal rather than merely prescribing medications or treating only the pain itself.

Get started on your pain management plan at ReYouvenate by calling the office or using the book online feature.

* Individual results may vary.