Just about everyone feels pain now and then. It’s your body’s way of alerting you to a problem. When you cut your finger or pull a muscle, the pain subsides once the injury heals. However, chronic pain is different. Your body can hurt weeks, months, or even years after the injury. Doctors commonly define chronic pain as anything lasting 3-6 … Read More
Botox for Migraine Prevention
Anyone who suffers from chronic migraines in Utah wants to do more than simply treat them—they want to prevent the migraines from reoccurring. The intense pain and related migraine symptoms can prevent you from working, doing the things you love, and even leave you bedridden more than once per week. In fact, according to the Migraine Research Foundation, more than 90% … Read More
Manipulation Under Anesthesia for Pain Relief in Utah
Peak Health and Wellness is committed to providing you with a wide range of holistic and alternative options beyond what your GP or surgeon can provide. A lot of the time, these approaches can help you achieve improved or longer-lasting pain relief, minimize or eliminate dependency on pharmaceuticals, and even delay or avoid surgery. One option is manipulation under anesthesia, also … Read More
Can You Get Injections in Any Joint?
Yes! Peak Health and Wellness offers injections in any joint of the body if a detailed evaluation with our pain specialists determines that injections might be helpful in minimizing your pain. These injections are non-surgical and minimally invasive. They’re also relatively comfortable because they involve an injection of both an anesthetic to numb the area along with a corticosteroid. Our joints … Read More
Why Should I Go To A Pain Specialist?
Are you in Utah and looking for pain specialist? You’ve landed at the right place. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, it’s likely that you’ve had discussions and began treatment with your primary care physician. Numerous patients have been visiting the same primary care physician for all their adult lives and feel comfortable with them; therefore, preferring to receive every … Read More
Reasons for Back Pain: It Might Surprise You
You probably already know about the more common causes of back pain including a weak core, poor ergonomic setup, joint degeneration due to age, and posture that could use some sprucing up. At Peak Health and Wellness, Here in Utah, Alex J. Nelson, MD and his team see chronic back pain caused by a number of circumstances—and have a variety of alternative … Read More
Physical Therapy Sessions are Improved with Sympathetic Blocks
Many health care providers believe that a sympathetic nerve block is an effective way to manage chronic pain. This therapy is designed to target your sympathetic nervous system, which is a series of nerves spreading out from the spine to the rest of your body. The nerves control a number of involuntary functions, such as sweating, blood flow, and even digestion. … Read More
Can you avoid knee surgery with viscosupplementation?
No one enjoys knee pain and osteoarthritis is no exception. When your knee isn’t responding to more conservative treatments, you might think surgery is your only option. However, you might be able to avoid knee surgery with viscosupplementation. It’s always a good idea to look at alternatives to managing your osteoarthritis knee pain over surgery. Viscosupplementation not only reduces pain and … Read More
Broncos player goes to thailand for epidural (you don’t have to)
Alex J. Nelson, MD and his team of providers regularly see patients who think they’ve tried everything for their pain. Managing or eliminating pain requires a personalized approach, and that’s not something you get at most western clinics. There are options beyond pain medication and surgery, and many of them are largely non-invasive. For example, epidural injections can be useful for a lot … Read More
Discover Utah’s pain clinic with the most treatment options
Pain occurs when the nervous system is activated, and can be acute or chronic. Peak Health and Wellness and Alex J. Nelson, MD with his team of providers is your pain clinic in Northern Utah offering an incredible wealth of treatment options from ARP wave therapy to radiofrequency ablation. If you’re looking for a pain management clinic where you have … Read More