A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming; when coupled with the pain of the disease, your quality of life can greatly suffer. At Valley Medical and Wellness, with offices in Woodbury, Burnsville, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, our pain management specialists customize cancer pain management plans to help you cope with cancer-related pain and the side effects of chemotherapy. You don’t have to suffer unnecessarily from cancer pain. Schedule a cancer pain management consultation by calling the office nearest you today.
What causes cancer pain?
Cancer pain can develop from cancer itself as it invades your tissue or if a cancerous tumor pushes against your nerves, bones, or organs. In some cases, these tumors can also release pain-causing chemicals that lead to discomfort throughout your body.
If you’re already receiving treatment for cancer, radiation, and chemotherapy, you may also be contributing to your chronic pain.
If you can no longer ease your pain with home care, you can schedule a consultation for pain management at Valley Medical and Wellness to learn more about available treatments.
What cancer pain management services are available?
The team at Valley Medical and Wellness is highly experienced in customizing cancer pain management plans to address your pain and improve your quality of life. They offer a variety of pain-relief options, including oral medications available over the counter or by prescription.
Many oral medications can quickly ease existing pain and reduce the frequency of pain that interferes with your mobility and quality of life.
In addition to medication therapy, your Valley Medical and Wellness provider may recommend other strategies for reducing cancer-related pain, such as:
Osteopathic manipulative treatments (OMT)
OMT involves hands-on techniques to manipulate and stretch your muscles and joints to relieve pain and promote your body’s natural healing ability.
You may also find relief from cancer pain through acupuncture.
How does acupuncture treat cancer pain?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that can relieve pain from cancer and address the psychological and emotional issues that can result from a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The providers at Valley Medical and Wellness offer on-site acupuncture services as part of their cancer pain management plans.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into certain areas of your body. Sometimes your provider may use pressure or heat to stimulate the needles and trigger your body’s natural healing response.
The insertion of acupuncture needles also effectively raises your endorphin levels. Endorphins are your body’s natural painkiller, and by releasing extra amounts, you can find effective relief from cancer pain.
Find help for managing your cancer pain by calling the Valley Medical and Wellness office nearest you.
Fax Number: 612-444-9000