Rory Sears, NMD -  - Naturopathic Doctor

Phoenix Anti Aging Clinic

Rory Sears, NMD

Naturopathic Doctor located in Ahwatukee, Phoenix, AZ

Pain Management Specialist

Millions of people suffer from chronic pain and struggle to find real, long-term solutions for their symptoms. At Phoenix Anti-Aging Clinic, Dr. Rory Sears, N.M.D., helps patients from throughout the Phoenix, AZ, region identify the underlying causes of pain, using state-of-the-art holistic approaches to stop pain at its source.

Pain Management Q & A

by Rory Sears, NMD

What’s the difference between chronic and acute pain?

Acute pain is pain that tends to begin and mount rapidly, such as the pain experienced following an injury. Chronic pain is pain that persists or recurs over a long period, usually as a result of a disease like arthritis or fibromyalgia or cancer. While acute pain typically resolves once the cause is treated, chronic pain can persist for months or years, taking a huge toll on quality of life and contributing to depression and anxiety.

What factors can contribute to chronic pain?

Chronic pain can be caused or exacerbated by many factors, including poor nutrition, specific lifestyle habits, hormonal imbalances, long-term use of prescription medications, previous injuries or even the aging process. One of the keys to determining the most appropriate treatment is to determine the underlying causes of chronic pain so treatment focuses directly on those causes rather than solely focusing on the symptoms.

How can chronic pain be managed?

At Phoenix Anti-Aging Clinic, pain management begins with a comprehensive physical exam including lab tests and a detailed medical history to identify underlying causes of pain. Once those causes have been identified, treatment may include holistic approaches like acupuncture, nutritional counseling, medical marijuana, prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy as well as lifestyle guidance to help patients tap into their bodies’ own natural ability to heal and relieve pain.

What is prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy (also called proliferative therapy) is a treatment that uses injections of special solutions to help relieve pain, most commonly in the joints, stimulating the body’s own healing responses and promoting the development of collagen and other fibers necessary for proper joint function. Injections also contain anesthetics to relieve painful symptoms at the source so healing can be enhanced.

What is PRP therapy?

PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, a blood product that contains high concentrations of platelets, which play a critical role in the body’s natural healing process. PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood using a special technique that separates and concentrates platelets, which are then reinjected into the site of pain or injury.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Rory was very kind and understanding of my existing medical conditions. I highly recommend him to all of my friends and family in Arizona!"

    Verified Customer
  • facebook

    "Dr. Sears is an awesome Doctor! He literally saved my life by catching a life threatening disease.He is very knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner."

    David W.
  • Google+

    "I have been going to see Dr. Sears for about 4 months now and I have to say I do feel a lot better! The office is nice and so is the staff."

    Rupal P.
Location
Phoenix Anti Aging Clinic
11011 South 48th Street , Suite 108
Ahwatukee

Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: 480-750-1566
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480-750-1566