If your acute and chronic pain is not getting better on its own, consider integrative pain management at Pain To Wellness Healthcare. in Madison, Alabama. Board-certified Helen Powell-Stoddart, M.D., M.S., specializes in holistic pain management using therapeutic, non-invasive techniques. Put a stop to your chronic pain once and for all. Call the office to schedule a pain assessment or use the online scheduler to book now.

Interventional Pain Management Q & A

What is Interventional Pain Management?

Integrative pain management is a specialized approach to treating persistent pain by using innovative and unconventional techniques that “intervene” to stop the pain in your:

  • Neck
  • Back and spine
  • Head
  • Shoulder
  • Joints
  • Muscle
  • Nerves

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 100 million people suffer from chronic pain. Many of these people rely on prescription-strength medication to manage the pain and enable them to go about their day. Dr. Helen delves deeper to understand and identify the cause of your pain so that she’s not just treating symptoms, but helping you make a whole body transformation.

What methods are used in integrative pain management?

Dr. Helen uses a number of diagnostic tools and procedures to determine the cause of your pain and treat it at the source. She has extensive experience treating a wide range of pain conditions using a combination of traditional and holistic approaches such as:

  • Epidurals
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablations
  • Facet injections
  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Physical therapy
  • Cold laser
  • Nutrition
  • Non-steroidal injections
  • Rapid release
  • Nutraceuticals

Dr. Helen meets with you to evaluate your health history and symptoms before outlining a regimen to stop your pain.

What is radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a choice treatment for a variety of chronic pain conditions like arthritis, neuralgia, or spinal joint pain. The innovative procedure uses radio waves to generate electrical currents that warm up and interrupt nerve communications to your brain.

Dr. Helen determines if your pain will respond best to radiofrequency, or she may combine them to maximize your treatment.

How does therapeutic massage help with pain?

As a board-certified pain management specialist, Dr. Helen oversees a team of massage therapists that know how to manipulate the soft tissues in your body to alleviate acute and chronic pain. Regular massage offers a number of benefits to help you restore your quality of life, such as it:

  • Improves concentration
  • Reduces stress
  • Eliminates toxins
  • Minimizes stress
  • Boosts circulation
  • Enhances muscle function
  • Stimulates your body’s natural morphine
  • Enriches sleep quality
  • Relieves aches and pains
  • Loosens clinched or tight muscles

High-quality therapeutic massage promotes an overall feeling of well-being is signature service at Pain To Wellness Healthcare. To find relief from your acute or chronic pain, call now to book an appointment or use the online scheduler.

Integrative Pain Management

Spinal Pain

Most people will have at least one episode of spinal pain in their life. It may include the neck, thoracic, low back or even sacral pain. Anywhere in the spine is susceptible to pain, but the most commonly affected area is in the low back because this is where most of your body weight is supported.

Next to colds and flu, this is the most common reason that people seek medical attention. It is often caused by a sudden injury to the muscle and ligaments of the low back that are the supporting structures. It is most often transient. However if it doesn’t go away, its time to see your physician for evaluation and treatment.

Pain 2 Wellness Healthcare offers the latest non-invasive treatments to eliminate your pain. Surgery is sometimes necessary, but it should certainly be a last resort. See the myriad of treatments that can get you back on your feet and ready to go. Call for your consultation at Pain 2 Wellness Healthcare today to see if our program of non-invasive pain alleviation is right for you.

Don’t delay. Call 256-325-5700.

Therapeutic Massage: Relax, Rejuvenate, Refresh

Under the watchful eye of a board-certified pain physician, unwind from the stress of life with our licensed massage specialists. Allow our body and your mind to escape to places you have never been. Shed unwanted tension and promote relaxation and detoxification in a serene environment by having a customized massage. Not only does it feel incredible, but it provides a number of healthful benefits.

What is Therapeutic Massage Therapy?

Therapeutic Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue and muscles of the body for various pain complaints, relaxation, and detoxification.

What are the Health Benefits of Therapeutic Massage?

Benefits of Regular Massage

Physical Benefits: Relaxes the body, Calms the nervous system, Lowers blood pressure, Reduces heart rate, Slows respiration, Loosens tight muscles, Stretches connective tissue, Reduces chronic pain, Improves skin tone, Increases red blood cell count, Relieves tired and achy muscles, Improves muscle tone, Relieves cramped muscles, Speeds recovery from injury, Increase joint flexibility, Increase blood circulation for pain fighting relief

Mental Benefits: Reduces mental stress, Promotes quality sleep, Improves productivity, Induces mental relaxation, Improves concentration, Reduces tension headaches, Increases tissue metabolism, Decreases muscle deterioration, Speeds recovery from illness, Speeds elimination of metabolic waste, Increases blood and lymph circulation, Increase the body’s natural morphine for pain relief,, Strengthens the immune system,Reduces swelling, Improves posture, Improves skin tone

Emotional benefits: Reduces anxiety, Enhances self-image, Promotes a feeling of well-being, Nurtures and stimulates emotional growth

Contact me today, so I can help you propel yourself to optimal health!

Cold Laser

If you suffer from chronic pain or you’re trying to rebound from an injury, you may benefit from cold laser therapy with TheralaseⓇ at Pain to Wellness Healthcare. In Madison, Alabama, board-certified Helen Powell-Stoddart, M.D., M.S., uses innovative cold laser therapy to amp up your body’s natural healing abilities and speed your recovery. Call to learn more about how cold laser therapy can alleviate your pain or use the online scheduler to book now.

Cold Laser Q & A

What is cold laser therapy?

Like many lasers, cold laser therapy uses light energy to provoke your cells to repair and regenerate themselves. Unlike most surgical and aesthetic lasers, cold laser therapy doesn’t rely on heat during treatment, which is why practitioners dub it as “cold.”

What does cold laser therapy treat?

Cold laser therapy’s primary purpose is to repair damaged and inflamed tissues. Dr. Helen also uses the treatment to help patients who have:

  • Neuropathy
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sprains
  • Sciatica
  • Thoracic pain
  • Low back pain
  • Rotator cuff pathology

Cold laser therapy with Theralase is an ideal option if you want to avoid invasive treatments or medications. After your comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Helen may recommend a combination of cold laser therapy with interventional pain management therapies.

How does cold laser therapy work?

Dr. Helen places the Theralase laser directly on the treatment area to dispense low-level light directly to the cells and tissues beneath your skin. Your tissues soak in the light and use the energy to repair damaged and inflamed tissues, reducing pain and swelling, and increasing circulation.

Does cold laser therapy hurt?

Not at all. You’ll feel gentle pressure where the laser presses against your skin, but there’s no pain associated with the procedure. Theralase lasers are engineered for use specifically on tender tissues. They are powerful enough to injure the cells just enough to activate your body’s healing response, but they are non-thermal and require no incisions, heat, or recovery downtime.

How long does cold laser therapy take?

The therapy time depends on the size of your treatment area and the severity of your pain. Sessions can range from a couple of minutes to about an hour. At your consultation, Dr. Helen outlines your therapy plan so you’ll know how many sessions you’ll need and how long each one will last.

The team at Pain To Wellness Healthcare. can help you determine if cold laser therapy is right for you. It offers great results with no side effects, so it’s a great choice for most people who have persistent pain or are trying to get back to their normal routine after an injury. Call the office to book your appointment or use the online scheduler to reserve your appointment.