Pain Management Specialist

ReYouvenate

Lisa Fortin, M.D.

Integrative Medicine Specialist located in Petoskey, MI

It’s normal to have occasional pain, especially if you’ve started a new activity or exercise regimen. But if lingering pain keeps you from the things you enjoy or inhibits your ability to sleep peacefully, you need to find the cause. As a leading integrative medicine specialist in Petoskey, Michigan, Lisa Fortin, MD has an extensive background in piecing together the complex causes of chronic pain. When you become a patient at ReYouvenate, you can get a custom pain management plan starting with your first appointment.

Pain Management Q & A

by Lisa Fortin, M.D.

What causes chronic pain?

Pain is a warning sign that something in your body is “off,” but finding the exact source — or sources — of your pain can be tricky. Chronic pain can be caused by:

  • Inflammatory conditions like arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Old injuries or trauma
  • Years of poor posture
  • Regularly wearing high heels

Sometimes pain stems from an undiagnosed health condition. Just because you experience pain in a specific area, it doesn’t mean that’s where the problem lies. Certain types of cancer, stomach ulcers, gallbladder disease, and other disorders can all cause widespread pain.

How do I get relief from chronic pain?

Finding relief from pain means treating the source of your pain. If you have an underlying health issue, Dr. Fortin treats the condition so you can get back to a pain-free state. If nerve, bone, or soft tissue damage causes your pain, an integrative pain management treatment plan can help.

Dr. Fortin offers PEMF Exercise treatments that balance your electromagnetic fields. Because each cell throughout your body holds a charge, recharging your cells through a PEMF Exercise session can help your cells function at their optimal level. That often improves your overall health and decreases your pain levels.

Another option is pressure wave and shockwave treatments with the Medical Wave system. This noninvasive procedure delivers high-energy sound waves to pain sources throughout your body.

As an FDA-cleared pain treatment, the Medical Wave helps regenerate damaged cells and improves overall blood circulation. Over time, Medical Wave treatments alleviate chronic pain just about anywhere in your body.

When should I see a doctor about pain management?

Don’t let chronic pain rule your life. You need a customized pain management plan if your pain:

  • Causes you to miss work or school
  • Keeps you from doing the things you enjoy
  • Interrupts your sleep
  • Affects your relationships

Because Dr. Fortin specializes in an integrative approach to medicine, she works to find a permanent solution to help your body heal rather than merely prescribing medications or treating only the pain itself.

Get started on your pain management plan at ReYouvenate by calling the office or using the book online feature.

* Individual results may vary.