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Experience Drug-Free Chronic Pain Relief at Wellspring Health

Too often, people in pain reach for the medicine cabinet, hoping to find relief with pain relievers. When that doesn’t work their next step may be to visit their family physician who will likely recommend prescription narcotics to mask the pain. In severe cases, surgery may even be recommended. Isn’t there another option?

Yes! There are non-narcotic and non-surgical treatments that can help provide acute and chronic pain management and relief. The Complete Wellness Center of Orange City offers effective treatment options that can help patients who are tired of living with chronic pain.

The Trouble With Narcotics

The opioid crisis has highlighted the dangers of overprescribing pain medications. Besides the possibility of addiction, narcotic pain relief doesn’t fix the problem, it only masks the pain. Patients experience short-term pain relief, but once the medication wears off, the pain returns. Over time, patients who come to rely on narcotics for pain relief may need higher and higher doses of the medication or need to take it more frequently to experience relief. It’s a never-ending circle.

Non-Narcotic Pain Treatments

Chiropractic care is an effective alternative for pain management. Non-narcotic and non-invasive, chiropractic care gets to the root of the problem, helping to restore natural function and positioning so the body can heal itself and remain pain-free.

A chiropractic treatment plan may involve many different things; it all depends on the type of injury and severity of the pain. A comprehensive treatment plan may include any or all of the following:

Arrange a Consultation To Say Goodbye To Chronic Pain

Pain management at The Complete Wellness Center of Orange City is a multi-faceted approach that has proven effective. If you want to avoid or reduce your use of narcotics and pain killers or need a second opinion about the need for surgical interventions, call us. There is a strong chance that our non-surgical, non-narcotic pain management techniques can provide you with the relief you seek.

Call Wellspring Health at 386-775-6879 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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Medically Directed Weight Loss Can Provide The Results You’ve Been Missing

Have you struggled to lose weight on your own or do you need direction on how to safely lose weight and keep it off? Medically directed or medically supervised weight loss may be the answer and it’s available right here in Orange City at Wellspring Health!

What is Medically Directed Weight Loss?

Medically directed weight loss is a supervised weight loss program that uses scientific principles and research to help patients address the root cause of their weight problems. It does not involve diet pills or surgery, but instead focuses on good nutrition and healthy habits like exercise, diet, and lifestyle to achieve weight loss goals.

Each plan is customized to the individual patient’s needs, taking into account their age and any medical conditions or injuries they may have. Each program is overseen by a licensed healthcare professional or a team of medical professionals. This team is there to make sure the weight loss proceeds in a safe manner and to provide the support and advice a patient needs to develop habits and lifestyle changes that they can carry forward after the program ends.

In some cases, the program is covered by health insurance.

What To Expect From Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs

Medically supervised weight loss programs start with a full medical evaluation, including the review of blood work. The medical professional will talk to you about your weight loss goals, current eating and lifestyle habits, any medical conditions you have or are at risk of developing, and any medications your currently take.

From there, you’ll work with a nutritionist to develop a healthy eating plan that reduces your calorie consumption. Throughout the program you will meet regularly with your supervising team who will track your weight loss success and monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, sugar levels, and activity levels to see if and how they are impacted by the program.

Medically Directed Weight Loss Programs Provide Long-Lasting Results

Medically supervised weight loss programs provide patients with the education, training, tools, and confidence they need to regain control of their eating and lifestyle habits to create lasting change and achieve weight loss success. This is perhaps the biggest benefit to medically directed weight loss programs.

If you have struggled with weight loss for too long or want to achieve long-lasting weight loss, schedule an evaluation at Wellspring Health today. We can help you reach your weight loss goals!

Call 386-775-6879 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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Massage Therapy Options At Wellspring Health

Massage therapy is a wonderfully effective tool for relaxation and stress reduction, but it is also a highly effective treatment for injury recovery, medical conditions, and chronic pain relief. Wellspring Health offers several different types of massage to ease our clients aches and pains and support healing. A consultation with our Orange City chiropractor is the best way to determine which type of massage will most benefit you, but here’s a quick look at our options.

Massage Therapy Options

  • Swedish Massage. This is the most common and well-known type of massage, perfect for newcomers or those who don’t get massages very often. A Swedish Massage will incorporate many different techniques to provide all-over soft tissue and muscle tension release to support overall health and wellness. Afterwards, you’ll feel refreshed and energized with a reduction in tension-related pain and discomfort.
  • Deep Tissue. A Deep Tissue Massage is slower, more targeted, and more forceful than a Swedish Massage. The intent is to get at the deeper muscles and connective tissues (fascia) to relax and loosen them. It is often used to address chronic aches and pain or for recovery after injuries as it is very effective at breaking up scar tissue and “knots”.
  • Sports Massage. Sports Massages are similar to Swedish Massages in that they both use firm, repetitive strokes to refresh and loosen tight muscles, particularly in areas where muscles, tendons, and joints meet. Sports Massage are used to both heal and prevent injuries in athletes and for that reason may focus only on the area of the body that athlete uses a lot.
  • Prenatal Massage. Prenatal Massage is an excellent way to promote circulation, relieve joint stress, and to relieve pregnancy discomforts like back pain, headaches, leg swelling, or stiff necks. Massages are customized to the mother’s specific needs or discomforts and special cushions and pillows are used to alleviate strain on the lower back and abdomen during the massage.

Join Our Massage Club For Therapeutic Benefits All Year Long

Regular massages help reduce stress and muscle tension and help you stay healthy. The Complete Wellness Center of Orange City has made it easier for you to support your health with massage through our massage club. Click here to learn more about the club or call 386-775-6879 to speak with a massage therapist.

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How Diagnostic Tests Aid Our Orange City Chiropractor

Obtaining a full recovery from your injury or ailment starts with getting a proper diagnosis. Sometimes patients come in to Wellspring Health and it’s simple for our Orange City chiropractor to identify the problem and recommend a corrective course of action. But in many other cases, the problem is not so clear-cut. It is at times like this that we rely on in-office diagnostic tools and testing to identify the root cause of a patient’s pain and develop a treatment plan.

In-Office Diagnostic Testing Speeds Recovery

The Complete Wellness Center of Orange City utilizes many different types of diagnostic tests to see into the body and identify conditions and issues that are causing the patient pain or dysfunction. We believe that in-office testing is important – it allows us to obtain a quicker diagnosis which means faster results for our patients.

In-office diagnostic services include:

  • X-rays. In-office x-rays make it possible for our chiropractor to diagnose a condition in minutes. Without this service, we’d have to send patients to an imaging center and then wait for the images to be released to us. That could take days.
  • Nerve Conduction Studies & Electromyography (NCV/EMG). This test is used to diagnose nerve damage or destruction. NCVs and EMGs help us pinpoint the exact nerves that are impinged, eliminating trial and error or guesswork.
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSK US). Ultrasound is invaluable in diagnosing strains, tears, sprains, and other soft tissue injuries. In-office diagnosis makes it possible for us to identify areas of concern and determine the best immediate course of action.
  • Range of Motion (ROM) & Manual Muscle Testing (MMT). These tests digitally and manually measure strength and movement and can be used to assess joint integrity and flexibility.

Overall, in-office diagnostic testing provides our patients with both better care and a higher quality of care. We are able to use tests to diagnosis conditions at the start of treatment to choose the best course of action, but by offering these services in-office, we can also return to them and use them as treatment goes on to gauge progress.

Contact The Complete Wellness Center Of Orange City For Diagnostic Testing And Care

If you are plagued by chronic pain or are suffering new pain, contact Wellspring Health to arrange a diagnostic appointment to help get to the root cause of your pain.

Call Wellspring Health at 386-775-6879 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.

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Chiropractic Care Is Tops For Drug-Free Back Pain Treatments

Back pain is an extremely common complaint and is considered the second most common cause of disability in American adults. Equally as alarming are the number of people who suffer in silence and still go about their day to day lives. While it is true that our sedentary lifestyles and the trend towards sitting for 8 or more hours a day at work contribute to back pain, that is no reason to accept back pain as just a part of life.

Long-lasting relief from back pain is possible and it doesn’t have to involve prescription drugs or invasive surgery. Back pain treatments centering around chiropractic care are all-natural, non-invasive, drug-free options that can provide a lifetime of relief.

How Chiropractic Care Relieves Back Pain

In many cases back pain is caused by underlying issues with the spine and muscles. When the spine is out of alignment, whether due to poor posture, an injury or strain, or overuse the joints, nerves, and muscles can all suffer. The spine may compress nerves, leading to nerve pain and dysfunction. A misaligned spine might also pull muscles, ligaments, and tissues slightly out of their natural position. The muscle, tissues, or ligaments might then overcompensate and cause you to feel pain.

When our Orange City chiropractor adjusts the spine to restore proper alignment, tension and torque on these areas is reduced, nerves are released, function improves, and pain diminishes. The best part is, this all happens naturally. There’s no need for narcotics or prescription medications which just mask the pain and don’t treat the underlying problem.

By realigning the spine through chiropractic, normal body function is restored, muscles and ligaments balance themselves out, tissue inflammation is reduced, and as this occurs back pain is reduced and eventually eliminated. As far as back pain treatments go, chiropractic is one of the most effective and longest-lasting because it actually helps the body get stronger and function as nature intended.

Experience Chiropractic Back Pain Treatments At The Complete Wellness Center Of Orange City

Chiropractic is effective for many different conditions, both acute and chronic. If you are troubled by back pain and would like to learn more about how chiropractic can benefit you, contact Wellspring Health at 386-775-6879 or contact us online.

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Stubborn Pain? Acupuncture Or Dry Needling Can Provide Chronic Pain Relief

If you are one of those people who carry tension in their back, you’ve no doubt experienced knots back there. Sometimes these knots are incredibly tight and stubborn. They can become so spasmed that it can be difficult to find any kind of pain relief.

Acupuncture and dry needling are two techniques that we use here at The Complete Wellness Center of Orange City to release muscles from spasm. This restores function and mobility, decreases tension and pain, and improves oxygen and blood flow in the body; this allows the body to start to heal itself and for you to finally enjoy some relief.

How Needling Techniques Provide Chronic Pain Relief

Both acupuncture and dry needling techniques use very small needles to release myofascial trigger points. Trigger points are tight bands of tissue within a muscle. By inserting a needle into these specific points within the tight bands, the therapist can release the build-up of lactic acid that has occurred in the tissue. Once this blockage has been released, proper levels of blood flow and blood oxygen levels are restored to the area. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, helping those tight bands to loosen and move more freely which reduces pressure or strain on nearby muscles.

Dry Needling And Acupuncture Are Part Of A Bigger Treatment Plan

Rarely do we use dry needling or acupuncture as the sole treatment. They are usually incorporated into a more comprehensive treatment plan aimed at reducing your symptoms and correcting your musculoskeletal complaints. Because of this approach, you don’t have to worry about your practitioner sticking you all over with needles as he/she tries to find a trigger point that needs release. We find the troublesome spot first and then use a needling technique in those areas that are particularly tight and unresponsive to manual therapies.

Visit Wellspring Health For Comprehensive Pain Management And Relief

 Dry needling and acupuncture are just two of the tools that Wellspring Health uses to treat our patients’ conditions, ease their pain and discomfort, and speed up their recovery. If you have given up hope of ever being pain free, contact us for an evaluation. It’s possible that acupuncture of dry needling can help get you started on the path to a pain-free life.

Call 386-775-6879 to schedule an appointment or contact our Orange City chiropractor online right now.