CROM’s mission for patients in pain is to help them recover as much function as possible and return to a happy, active life. Our approach with pain management is to facilitate healing the source of pain rather than suppressing pain symptoms with sedating medications. CROM uses musculoskeletal treatments that initiate the body’s own healing mechanisms, which reduce the inflammation that causes pain, and ultimately heal the source of the pain. This is in contrast to using narcotics/opiods/sedating medications as the staple to mitigate pain.
While short term medications may help, particularly with acute pain, CROM’s goal with long term pain management is to avoid, reduce, and, as often as possible, eliminate the patient’s reliance on sedating or narcotic medications. In many cases of long-term medication use, pain-producing pathology is no longer evident, and the use of medications exists out of dependency. In these cases of “medication management”, CROM chooses not to perpetuate this potentially harmful practice to patients. In situations where patients come to us on levels of pain medications that are not congruent with the pain-producing pathology present, musculoskeletal treatment options will be given to the patient to reduce their reliance on medications.
CROM endeavors to treat pain using our spectrum of safe, non-invasive treatments performed by specially trained, board certified physicians. These may include Interventional Musculoskeletal Procedures (back and joint anti-inflammatory injections), Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma injections, and Medical Acupuncture and Osteopathic Manipulation. CROM also provides psychological services to help patients take control of and overcome their pain, in order to return to a more normal level of functioning. CROM also refers patients to our trusted network of Physical Therapists and exercise program specialists to engage the body’s own healing processes.
CROM does not treat pain that is not musculoskeletal in origin.