Chronic Pain Syndrome

Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS) has typically baffled conventional practitioners. Faced with a mélange of symptoms, CPS patients are simply told to cope with their pain through a menu of painkillers. Most often characterized by constant pain in the lower back, the head, and key joints, CPS can be life-changing, even debilitating.

People who suffer from CPS are told by conventional medicine that there is no cure. The news is that they must resign themselves to a lifelong commitment to anti-pain medicines, and that the pain, whether mild or excruciating, is now a fact of life. The prescribed drugs themselves are the cause of numerous side effects which can be more detrimental than the actual disease.

Millions of people are diagnosed with some form of chronic pain each year. Unfortunately for those given conventional treatment, a diagnosis of CPS can also lead to serious emotional problems including depression, fatigue, and severe irritability.

At Paracelsus our goal is very simple: identify the root causes and actually work to cure the patients who come to us. We want to get patients off of their painkillers, off the drugs that in fact hamper their ultimate recovery. We have discovered that the key is to examine certain foci that often contribute to the source of the pain. We usually find inflammation throughout the body, often arising from dental and jaw-related issues, as well as problems within sinus cavities.

Additionally, we stress the fact that patients must revamp their lifestyle. Many years ago, the average person walked about 14 kilometers per day (nearly 9 miles). Our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have certainly contributed to the development of pain throughout the body. Focusing on better musculoskeletal management, we are able to help people work through their symptoms. And through a variety of physiotherapeutic remedies and techniques, we have helped numerous people regain their lives.

Ideally the patient will come early on in their diagnosis. When the body feels pain–especially that associated with CPS–it is often a signal of deeper, more consequential issues. We want to address these as soon as possible. Examining everything from genetic profile to nerve cells, we look for those underlying irritants and inflammatory factors that are at the root of the problem. From there we proceed with a comprehensive treatment program designed to get patients off of painkillers altogether. The ultimate goal is to encourage CPS sufferers to adopt better, healthier lifestyles, complete with regular exercise and necessary supplements that the body might be lacking, get rid of their dependence on drugs for pain relief, and live a pain-free, normal life again.