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Integrative Pain Management

Integrative pain management approaches chronic pain with a holistic approach and consists of:

  • Individualized prescriptions around nutrition, sleep, nervous system regulation techniques, emotional and mental health, and your environment. This is often called "integrative pain management", integrating a person's lifestyle, choices, and healing resources into the management of their health.
  • Non-opioid pain management strategies using lifestyle-based prescriptions for living better with pain.
  • Patient empowerment and education on pain management
  • Group medical visits for patients with chronic pain focused on education, self-management strategies through group support and engagement
  • Referrals to treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, and functional medicine as appropriate
  • Herbs, supplements or non-opioid medications when appropriate, working within what is safe, effective and evidence-based for each person.

Kate Shafto, MD, FACP, FAAP, is certified in Integrative Medicine with a specialty in Pain Management.

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