Unfortunately, many patients that visit us at Bend have already sought out conventional treatments with little to no reduction in pain. Traditional therapies can offer some amount of relief for patients, but many experience no reduction in symptoms. Bend offers patients a clear path forward without the drawbacks of traditional treatment options such as steroid injections or surgery.
When most people start to experience joint pain, they typically load up on anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen. Sadly, some of the most common over-the-counter medications can have significant side effects and provide little long term benefit.
- Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, are a leading cause of drug-induced liver damage across the world.
- Utilizing steroids, such as prednisone, to control inflammation is even more likely to cause negative side effects.
Even surgery offers no guarantee of pain relief  and return to function. In fact one study concluded up to ⅓ of total knee replacements may be unnecessary. Individuals are increasingly searching for non-surgical solutions and recognizing that the downtime for recovery and therapy after surgical intervention unacceptable.
Our goal at Bend is to provide patients with a return to the active and functional lifestyle they desire without the need for surgery, steroids, or long-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs. We have seen life-changing results utilizing our cutting-edge protocols while helping many patients avoid surgery and resolve their joint pain and dysfunction.