Here’s the scenario, it’s been a long day at work and your back is killing you, what do you do? You first go for the medicine cabinet knowing your husband or wife keeps their leftover pain medication they had from an accident they had last year in there. Next you grab 2 aspirin because of the pounding headache you got from a stressful day at work. Last you go to the fridge and get a beer or glass of wine to take all four pills hoping to relax and alleviate the pain quickly. Does this sound familiar to you? Read the story again and see if you can find all the mistakes you made in this scenario when taking these pain medications. (more…)
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Did you know that approximately 1.3 million Americans suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis, and 3 times more women than men. With those startling statistics, arthritis and other rheumatic conditions are the most common cause of disability in the United States. The average onset of RA is between the ages of 20 and 60. What a wide range! To date there is no known cure for RA, but there are lots of treatments that range from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and other pain medicines to physical therapy, surgery, injections and pain management.
WOL+MED offers CARF Accredited Pain Management for patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Pain Management offers a wide variety of treatments including physiotherapy, biofeedback, relaxation training, heat / cold, ultrasound, and others. Cardiovascular training is used as part of the physiotherapy routine, as it has been found to have great benefits for people with RA. Some people find it difficult to cope with the everyday pain and stress associated with RA. So, WOL+MED’s pain management program also incorporates group and individualized counseling and education to assist in those areas.
If you do just a small amount of research on the subject, you will find that places like WebMD, arthritis organizations, and women’s groups recommend pain management similar to the program offered at WOL+MED. WOL+MED’s CARF Pain Management program has an 85% success rate and achieves greater than 95% in its satisfaction scores. CARF is the “gold standard” in rehabilitation, and WOL+MED has had that certification for 7 straight years and has just received it’s 3rd consecutive maximum CARF accreditation for pain management.
If you or someone you love is suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, they should definitely seek treatment from a medical doctor who specializes in RA. As part of a complete treatment plan, ask your doctor to refer you to WOL+MED Medical in Denton and Dallas, TX for the CARF Pain Management program. We want to help you live a happy life with the ability to manage your RA symptoms.