Individual Pain calls for individual care
We target the source, not the symptom.
We could easily make patients “feel better” by simply medicating symptoms. However, that response is temporary, short-sighted and — in most cases — does little to alleviate the real problem.
It’s much more challenging to do a painstaking analysis, then isolate and treat the reason you are hurting. But we treat that as a moral imperative. It’s the difference between what we do… and a “pill mill”.
Specific therapies yield specific results.
Our goal is “less pain, more function”. To get there, we look for well-matched medications and therapies – and ideally, fewer of them.
The alternative? A loosely-aimed shotgun approach, hoping “something” might work. Frankly, that’s sloppy medicine. Tightly-focused treatment produces more-predictable results. At much less risk.
It’s the underlying principle of the Hippocratic Oath… “first, do no harm”.