If you’re bothered by chronic pain that won’t let up, even with physical therapy, medication, or surgery, you may want to consider rehabilitative stretching while under sedation. This noninvasive procedure can help treat acute and chronic painful conditions of your back, hips, neck, sacroiliac joints, and shoulders, bringing relief in as little as one session.
The Sedative Stretching team at Johnson Medical Center in Venice, Florida, performs Sedative Stretching at local ambulatory facilities. Here, we explore more about this treatment, including signs that you’re a good candidate.
How Sedative Stretching works
During your Sedative Stretching session, your painful joints or muscles are completely relaxed, which allows our team to comfortably massage, stretch, and manipulate them in helpful ways.
Throughout the process, you’ll be under twilight sedation, which also helps keep your mind at ease. You’ll essentially be in a dreamlike state and may have little or no memory of the procedure afterwards. You’ll also have an easier time completing recommended rehabilitation exercises on your own moving forward.
Depending on your symptoms and overall health, as well as how your body responds to your first session, you may need a series of daily sessions performed over 2-4 consecutive days until you reach desired results.
Good candidates for Sedative Stretching
If you have chronic pain in your back, joints, or neck because of an accident, injuries, or scar tissue, and haven’t found relief through conventional treatments, you may be a strong candidate for Sedative Stretching.
We treat a variety of pain conditions with Sedative Stretching, including:
- Chronic myofasciitis
- Disc degeneration
- Failed back surgery
- Headaches, including migraines
- Herniated discs
- Intractable pain from neuromusculoskeletal conditions
- Post-surgical pain syndrome
- Rotator cuff syndrome
Sedative Stretching results
Sedative Stretching aims to improve your range of motion and relieve pain for enhanced recovery and improved overall well-being and quality of life. Many people notice these benefits immediately following their first treatment. You may also experience temporary muscle soreness, which is comparable to post-workout pain.
In many cases, Sedative Stretching successfully reduces your need for more invasive treatments in order to get pain and mobility under control. In a large clinical study, 71% of participants had good results from manipulation under anesthesia and 25% had fair results. Only 4% ended up needing surgery for their chronic pain condition.