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Hormone Therapy

Shonith Manohar, MD -  - Pain Management Physician

Florida Regional Pain Management, P.A.

Shonith Manohar, MD

Pain Management Physician located in Jacksonville, FL

Some pain stems from an injury. But other pain develops over time, insidiously creeping in as you age or use certain medications long-term. To help you feel your best and lead a pain-free life, Shonith Manohar, MD, and the team at Florida Regional Pain Management, P.A., offer hormone therapy at their two offices in Jacksonville, Florida. To find out how balancing your hormones can help lessen your pain, call the office nearest you or make an appointment online today.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy is a treatment that aims to address hormonal imbalances in your body. Because your hormones are your body’s chemical messengers, they play a big role in a number of critical functions. They control everything from your mood and metabolism to your libido. Your hormones also impact how you feel. And when they’re imbalanced, it can create a wide range of symptoms, including pain. 

Fortunately, with hormone therapy, Dr. Manohar has a way to rebalance your hormones, helping you enjoy a greater quality of life and less pain. Hormone therapy is available in a variety of formats, including injections, pills, and implantable pellets. 

Is hormone therapy right for me?

There are two primary groups of people who benefit from hormone therapy for pain management:

Older adults

Aging doesn’t have to be a painful process. With hormone therapy, Dr. Manohar helps replenish the hormone levels in your body, helping you stave off the uncomfortable — and often painful — effects of aging, including joint pain and stiffness. In short, hormone therapy can help with age management. 

Long-term opioid users

Extended opioid use affects the hormone levels of as many as 86% of the people who take them. This can worsen your pain sensitivity and have far-reaching negative impacts on your quality of life. Dr. Manohar offers hormone therapy to help you keep your body balanced. 

Additionally, if you’re interested in finding an alternative to opioids, Florida Regional Pain Management offers a wide range of highly effective, nonsurgical, non-opioid pain management options. 

How does hormone therapy help with pain management?

Your hormones play a role in pain and the way you experience it. For example, your body uses the hormones produced by your adrenal glands to minimize inflammation and support healing in injured tissue. When your body isn’t producing the right amounts of key hormones like this, it leaves you at an increased risk for pain. 

What’s more, hormonal imbalances can contribute to hyperalgesia, or a heightened sensitivity to pain. 

If you’re interested in hormone therapy, Dr. Manohar starts your treatment by testing your hormone levels to identify any hormonal deficiencies. He can then tailor treatment to restore the amount of deficient hormones in your body, rebalancing your body to bring you pain relief. 

For more information about hormone therapy, don’t hesitate to call Florida Regional Pain Management or make an appointment online today.