IPM™ describe a an approach to the management of chronic pain that combines the best of conventional and complementary therapies. The goal of IPM is to employ the safest and most effective therapies in an attempt to treat the underlying causes of pain. IPM recognizes the complexity of health and illness by identifying multiple causes of disease and multiple interventions based on the physical, biochemical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health.
There are many effective non-surgical approaches to pain. These include
However, if surgery is required, Dr. Neustadt has a large referral network of physicians with whom he works to ensure patients receive the best possible care.
Foundations of Health
In developing an integrative, customized approach to pain therapy, the starting point is a broad view of health and well being. The foundations of health include at least four elements:
What people are saying...
"I no longer have the pain that I lived with for almost two years. His thorough and thoughtful approach to my unique health situation has transformed my life."
–SM, Three Forks, MT
"...The chronic muscle, bone, and joint aches I have been having for over 10 years went away. I felt stronger, lighter on my feet, and for the first time I tired out my children while playing with them outside...There is so much to learn, but Dr. Neustadt and his staff make the process simple and easy to understand. Although there are some eating and exercise habits I must change, I look forward to the many added benefit this holistic approach to health care has to offer."
–John, Trussville, AL
"Prolotherapy was the right choice for me. My knee joint was painful, hot to the touch, and the knee cap snapped and popped. X-rays showed the joint had deteriorated significantly. After three treatments the ligaments and tendons had regained normal function and flexibility and I was pain free.
"Prolotherapy is a proven technique that has been around since the 1930s and I had read about it in golf magazines. Unlike cortisone, an injection which masks the pain, Prolotherapy restores joint integrity. Prolotherapy costs significantly less than orthopedic surgery and with no downtime. I had not realized that over time I had given up horseback riding, golfing, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing because it hurt. I no longer use the excuse 'I can't, I have bad knees.' I'm enjoying an active life again thanks to Dr. Neustadt and Prolotherapy."
- Joan, age 54, Bozeman, MT