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Joint Pain services offered in Buffalo, NY

Nearly 59 million American adults have arthritis one of the most common causes of joint pain and millions more have joint pain due to other conditions such as Lyme disease. At OWM Integrative Wellness in Buffalo, New York, the premier team of integrative and functional medicine specialists treats the whole joint, not just the area with obvious damage. This gives you healing throughout the joint complex and relieves your pain long-term. Click on the request an appointment online link or call the office for help with joint pain now. 

Joint Pain Q & A


What causes joint pain?

Joint pain is among the most common kinds of chronic pain. The causes include:

  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Lyme disease
  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Ligament injuries, like sprains
  • Tendon injury
  • Cartilage damage
  • Hypothyroidism 

Although these are the best-known reasons for joint pain, a surprising number of people have joint pain due to chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS). This condition occurs because of toxin exposure in your environment. Lesser-known causes, like hormone imbalance, can lead to joint pain too. 

How is joint pain diagnosed?

Joint pain diagnosis begins with a thorough physical exam. The team reviews your medical history and discusses your pain with you. They ask numerous detailed questions about your environment and lifestyle to understand factors that might contribute to your pain. 

The next step is testing, which may include extensive lab testing alongside imaging exams, to find the root causes of your joint pain. The team establishes the underlying issues that cause your joint pain as well as the factors that trigger flare-ups or worsen the pain.

How is joint pain treated?

Joint disease affects the whole joint. For example, many people think of osteoarthritis as a problem that happens because the cartilage breaks down at the ends of the bones. 

It’s true that cartilage breaks down, but the disease also causes bone changes and weakening of the connected tendons and ligaments, damaging all parts of the joint.

Joint pain treatment at OWM Integrative Wellness addresses the entire joint complex, including the bones that make up the joint, the cartilage that covers them, the connecting ligaments and tendons, and the muscles nearby. This repairs the damage and strengthens your joint so that the problem won’t return.

The most common joint pain treatment is a comprehensive injection protocol using natural substances, including:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Tissue support therapy
  • Prolotherapy

In some cases, two or more of the injection protocols work together to maximize your results. The injection protocols help you rebuild your joints from within your body, which then relieves your pain.

Alongside your injection protocol, the team may recommend other advanced tissue healing solutions such as deep tissue hyperthermia, intravenous (IV) infusions, and naturopathic medicine. 

Thanks to the advanced healing solutions at OWM Integrative Wellness, you can overcome joint pain without surgery. Request your appointment online or call the office for help today.