Pain Management

Pain is one of the unfortunate parts of being human, and that means that we have all experienced it to varying degrees at some point in our lives. Pain comes in many shapes and forms, whether you are dealing with a recent injury like a pulled muscle, a repetitive motion injury like carpal tunnel or knee inflammation, or a chronic condition like debilitating sciatica or lower back pain.

We understand pain

Pain can be dull and achy, sharp and pointy, or numb and tingly. Sometimes the cause of the pain is straightforward and easy to treat - like a sprained ankle, but many times it is more complex and more challenging to diagnose and effectively treat. Anyone who has had a complex or chronic pain condition can understand how much it can affect your day to day life, including your mood, work, and enjoyment of simple daily activities. Tasks that were once simple and easy become difficult or next to impossible.

We know how to treat pain

When you come to Opus for help with pain management, we look at the whole picture, not just the body part, (or parts) that are causing you pain. With a joint approach utilizing acupuncture, nutritional guidance, and massage, we can help you to make a plan to functionally improve your life and manage your pain.

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Common pain conditions that we treat

We are well versed in treating all sorts of pain conditions to provide not just short term relief, but lasting improvements in your overall wellbeing. Common pain conditions that we treat with great success include:

  • headaches & migraines
  • low back pain & sciatica
  • arthritis & joint pain
  • menstrual pain, endometriosis & pcos
  • pain from a recent injury or surgery
  • nerve pain & scar pain
  • repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel & tennis elbow
  • anxiety and depression resulting from chronic or debilitating pain

Don't see your condition on the list? Reach out to us to see if we can help! We offer free 15 minute phone consults in acupuncture and naturopathic medicine to address your specific concerns.

Multi-tiered approach

At Opus, we have the ability to create a customized treatment plan using multiple modalities including acupuncture, massage, diet and lifestyle recommendations, and herbs and supplements to treat your immediate pain concern, while working toward optimal health and less pain in your future. For example, we might recommend treating sciatica and low back pain with a combination of Shiatsu and myofascial massage, acupuncture, and an anti-inflammatory herbal formula. If you are suffering from headaches or migraines, naturopathic medicine might help you find systemic answers, while we can treat the immediate pain with acupuncture. Irregular menstruation and menstrual pain can be treated with acupuncture and herbs, while blood tests and subsequent treatments with naturopathic medicine can help identify root causes. Orthopaedic massage is very effective at recent injury treatment and pre and post surgery coupled with acupuncture.

Side effects may include...
A sense of ease, improved sleep, enhanced digestion, bowel regularity, and generally greater health!