by Christian Milioto, D.C.

Warm weather is here, and it’s a great time for taking walks, gardening, picnics, and enjoying all that our region has to offer.

Unfortunately, summer isn’t quite as enjoyable for individuals living with pain and discomfort associated with conditions affecting the spine and joints. Individuals diagnosed with disc bulges and herniations, sciatica, stenosis, and arthritis often experience leg pain, back pain, numbness, tingling, and burning sensations stemming from the inflammation caused by their condition.

The first step toward achieving relief from debilitating pain and discomfort is determining its root cause. This begins with a complete history and assessment of each patient’s unique symptoms, and any previous diagnoses and treatments. Using that information, we develop an evidence-based treatment protocol tailored to each patient’s unique needs. In our experience, patients typically see an 85 to 90 percent reduction in their symptoms within four to eight weeks.

Many patients I see attribute their pain to the natural course of aging. However, nothing could be further from the truth. I often tell my patients what my father used to tell me. “Age is only a number, and you are only as old as you want to be!”

To learn about ways to eliminate your pain and improve your life quality naturally, without painkillers, watch a television program featuring the unique treatment protocols offered by WNY Pain and Integrative Wellness Center on Wednesday, June 23 at 8 pm or Saturday, June 26 at noon on WBBZ-TV Channel 5 (Spectrum, Verizon FIOS, and DISH) and Channel 67 (DirecTV). Call 716-650-PAIN (7246) for a free consultation or to attend a free seminar on Wednesday, June 30 at 1 pm.