How can injuries affect my life?
Injuries can be a serious or nagging issue for men who thrive on optimal performance in all aspects of their lives. It can keep you from performing your daily activities, prevent you from obtaining adequate exercise and sleep, cause difficulty concentrating, decrease positive thinking and promote negative mood, affect neurotransmitter levels in the brain, and alter hormonal balances through dysregulation of the body and the brain’s normal balancing processes. Depending on the type, injuries can also be disfiguring and debilitating.
How can The Testosterone Replacement Clinic help me with injury recovery?
Recovery from injury is a process that is unique to every individual and the specific injury they have. Recovery after a surgical operation is often prolonged and painful, keeping you from enjoying life, working, and otherwise optimizing your health. Traumatic brain injuries and concussions can often cause persistent issues like insomnia, difficulty with concentration, and headaches, and in some cases, they can cause hormonal dysregulation. Strokes can cause persistent issues with strength and mobility as well as communication and other functions necessary for normal human existence and interaction. Musculoskeletal injuries can often cause prolonged pain and functional disability. Soft tissue injuries like lacerations and burns also tend to cause significant pain and have the potential to leave lasting and visible scars that can be disfiguring or cause disability.
Even normal processes like aging, large volume weight loss or gain, and pregnancy can cause physical derangements like stretch marks and sagging skin that can weigh on us and our mental state due to our appearance. Interventions like Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy, medically directed wound care, counseling, and cognitive behavioral therapy are without a doubt the first-line therapies for these kinds of injuries, but sometimes these are not enough to help us return to our normal selves or at least return us to a functional status. At The Testosterone Replacement Clinic, we have developed protocols using novel medical therapies and interventions that work in tandem with and complement these other therapies to accelerate the healing process and achieve an endpoint that is better for the patient. In addition to that, Dr. Whelan works closely with specialists who deal with traumatic brain injury, musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries, neurologic dysfunction and cognitive decline, and aesthetics, and can provide specialized prescription medication and recovery equipment for extended at-home use or referrals to other physicians who specialize in injury specific medical recovery.