At Aether Medicine, We Provide a Different Approach to Pain Management
Pain is a complex phenomenon – it can happen to anyone at any time, caused by a recent injury or underlying health condition. When solutions like prescription medications and invasive surgery are not an option, many people turn to pain relief alternatives.
Aether Medicine is committed to providing patients with a different approach to pain management. Board-certified physician Dr. Asare Christian incorporates therapies like complementary and alternative medicine, injections, and regenerative medicine into your treatment plan. We also provide education on diet, exercise, and long-term changes, designed to improve your quality of life. Learn about our unique approach by reading below or scheduling a consultation in Wayne, PA.
What is causing your pain?
Pain is an unpleasant sensation caused by various stimuli – it's our body's way of telling us something is wrong. Before trying to manage the pain, medical professionals must determine the root of the problem. Common causes of pain include:
- Migraines and headaches
- Musculoskeletal pain (pain of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, or muscles)
- Neuropathic pain (pain from a damaged or diseased nervous system)
- Pain from occupational or sports injuries
- Pain from trauma or a recent accident
- Post-surgical pain
A consultation with Dr. Christian can determine the cause of your pain. We can review your medical history, perform a physical examination, and order any necessary imaging tests. Aether Medicine takes a comprehensive approach to pain management, which means we also consider your current lifestyle and activity levels. This information helps us develop a custom treatment plan that helps meet your unique needs and goals.
Why not medications or surgery?
Many unwanted side effects are associated with pain medications, including dependency and addiction. These risks are often not worth the relief they provide, and they only mask the pain instead of addressing the underlying cause. Though surgery is sometimes necessary, it should always be considered a last resort when other options have failed. Additionally, not all surgeries are successful, and some lead to additional pain or discomfort during recovery.
Aether Medicine is proud to offer pain management alternatives that can provide relief without side effects or invasive procedures.
What treatments do you offer?
As mentioned, Dr. Christian provides custom-tailored solutions based on each patient's health and pain levels. We may recommend one or more of the following in Wayne, PA:
- Complementary and alternative medicine: This includes therapies like acupuncture and chiropractic care for pain relief.
- Injections: Nerve blocks, trigger point injections, peripheral joint injections, and neurotoxin injections all fall into this category.
- Regenerative medicine: Orthobiologics and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) use your body's natural ability to help heal itself.
- Medical cannabis: We are passionate about the potential of medical cannabis and are proud to offer it as a treatment option for qualifying patients.
- Topical pain creams: These products are applied directly to the affected area for localized relief.
- Lifestyle modifications: Even small changes to your diet, exercise routine, and stress levels are surprisingly effective for reducing pain. We may also recommend supplements if you have a deficiency contributing to your issues.
Find relief through regenerative medicine and more
Pain requires a comprehensive approach from a healthcare provider. Anyone who struggles with this issue should consider a consultation at Aether Medicine. Dr. Asare Christian will work with you to determine the root cause of your pain and can develop a plan that helps meet your needs – no need for medications or surgery. Call us in Wayne, PA, and see how our cutting-edge therapies help you find long-term pain relief.