Pictured left: Travis McClain, DO, RMSK. Pictured right: Steve Amoils, MD

The Christ Hospital Health Network Launches Comprehensive Regenerative Pain Program

The Program is Led by Travis McClain, DO, RMSK and Steve Amoils, MD

CINCINNATI (January 10, 2023) – The Christ Hospital Health Network is expanding the services of Aim For Wellbeing (formerly Alliance Integrative Medicine), a prominent integrative medicine practice acquired by the health system.

The new pain program, led by Travis McClain, DO, RMSK and Steve Amoils, MD, combines integrative medicine with regenerative pain therapies to target the precise source of pain and promote natural healing. This approach is ideal for chronic pain sufferers who have been unsuccessful with traditional treatment options or are seeking to avoid pain medications and surgery.

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20 percent of American adults, or 50.2 million people, say they live with chronic pain, saying they experience it most days or every day,. The pain epidemic has led to lost wages, prescription drug abuse and increased rates of depression.

“We need to approach pain differently,” said Steve Amoils, MD, Aim For Wellbeing Medical Director and Integrative Medicine Specialist. “Many people spend years suffering and taking medications to manage their symptoms. We now have many tools to address the cause of pain, enable natural healing and help the body repair on its own, when combined effectively.”

Those tools include:

•Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection using a patient's platelets and naturally occurring growth factors to accelerate the healing of damaged joints, ligaments, tendons and/or muscles. When injected, the body will begin creating new, healthy cells that help the body's tissues heal faster.

•Prolotherapy—a procedure to inject a natural solution into the soft tissue of an injured joint to kick-start the body’s healing response. Once activated, the body will start to strengthen and repair damaged ligaments in the joint.

•Shockwave and radial therapies are noninvasive treatments to deliver shock waves to injured soft tissue to reduce pain and promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. It works by releasing growth factors in the injured tissue.

•Integrative and functional medicine techniques such as medical massage, acupuncture, nutrition, effective supplements, and recommended lifestyle adjustments.

“Pain treatment is not one-size-fits-all,” said Travis McClain, DO, musculoskeletal and pain management provider. “Our goal is to approach each patient from all angles and create a realistic plan to promote natural healing for long-term results. This program is unique in scope, personalized and has the ability to target the root of the pain using ultrasound-guided technology for extremely precise injections and therapies.”

The new pain program targets pain issues including joints, back, elbow, shoulder, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, muscle tears and tendonitis and overarching chronic issues. All treatments are noninvasive and performed in-office.

Aim For Wellbeing is located at 6400 E. Galbraith Road. Cincinnati, OH 45236. To schedule at consultation call (513) 791-5521 or to learn more by visiting their website here.

About The Christ Hospital Health Network

The Christ Hospital Health Network consists of an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn, a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers and dozens of medical offices throughout the region. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves. Made up for more than 1,300 physicians and more than 6,500 team members, our mission is to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional outcomes in an affordable way. The Network was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region, named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list in 2022 and one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience.

Aim For Wellbeing (Formerly Alliance Integrative Medicine)

Alliance Integrative Medicine (AIM) has been empowering patients to transform their health since 1999. Located in Kenwood, OH, the practice consists of highly trained integrative medical providers trained in acupuncture and functional medicine, chiropractors, medical massage therapists as well as dieticians, health coaches and energy healers. AIM has been acknowledged since 2004 as one of the leading clinical centers in integrative medicine in the U.S and is one of 14 centers in the country with an accredited physician fellowship training program integrative medicine. AIM participates in national research on integrative medicine and is known for its non-opiate approach to pain, as well as excellent results in a host of different diseases. AIM is the only practice in the region to offer a unique technique to naturally treat allergies. Most importantly AIM is unique in guiding its patients back to a state of wellbeing. The practice is led by Drs. Steve and Sandi Amoils, world-renown thought leaders in integrative medicine practice and education, and authors of Get Well and Stay Well – Optimal Health through Transformational Medicine®.