Pain Management Specialist

Progressive Medical Center

Integrative Functional Medicine & Health and Wellness Center located in Dunwoody, Atlanta, GA

Managing pain effectively makes a massive difference to your life when you have a chronically painful health condition. At Progressive Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Benjamin Johnston Sr., MD, and the team use an extensive range of natural products and noninvasive interventions to relieve even the most treatment-resistant chronic pain. To benefit from expert pain management, call Progressive Medical Center and book an appointment or book one online today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is a holistic approach to treating chronic pain conditions such as:

  • Joint pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Sciatica and other causes of back pain
  • Postherpetic neuralgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Gout
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Post-surgical pain

Many doctors prescribe strong pain medication and treatments like steroid injections for inflammation, but these drugs can cause unpleasant and potentially hazardous side effects. Invasive surgery is also a frequent solution for treatment-resistant chronic pain.

Progressive Medical Center prefers natural methods of pain relief and less invasive alternatives to surgery to relieve pain. The practice has a comprehensive non-surgical center for pain that offers more treatment options than any other practice in the southeastern United States.

The Progressive Medical Center team finds the best solution for your pain based on the root cause of your condition. They then develop a personalized treatment plan for you that relieves your symptoms quickly and offers a lasting solution.

What medicines can help with pain management?

Rather than using conventional medications like prescription painkillers to treat chronic pain, Progressive Medical Center uses natural remedies, herbs, nutrients, and botanicals. The treatments include:

Hormone replacement and balancing

Hormone imbalance can cause or worsen many kinds of pain, including joint pain and headaches. As well as naturally rebalancing hormones through diet and supplements, Progressive Medical Center offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

Nutritional support

Nutritional counseling helps you make changes to your diet that increase your intake of anti-inflammatory nutrients and boost overall health. Probiotics (healthy gut bacteria supplements) can also help by improving your digestive health, which frequently influences chronic pain.

Detoxification programs

Detox therapy uses natural products to expel toxins from your body.

IV therapy

IV therapy involves delivering infusions of beneficial herbs, botanicals, and micronutrients directly into your bloodstream.

What interventional treatments can help with pain management?

Some of the extensive range of non-surgical interventions that Progressive Medical Center offers include:

Oxidative therapies

Oxidative therapies use substances like hydrogen peroxide, UV (ultraviolet) light, and ozone to boost free radical activity and combat infection.

Prolozone™ therapy

Prolozone therapy involves injecting ozone into the ligaments in your joints. It delivers extra oxygen and stimulates natural healing.


Acupuncture involves the insertion of really fine needles into specific points on your body.

Bioelectric treatments

Bio-electrotherapy mimics the tiny electrical currents produced naturally by your body, helping you to heal.

BioMat® therapy

BioMat uses infrared energy and amethyst crystals to ease knotted muscles.


Progressive Medical Center’s chiropractic team addresses musculoskeletal dysfunction by correcting spinal and other misalignments using manual techniques.

Laser therapy

Aspen lasers use light energy to promote healing and relieve pain.

Extracorporeal magnetotransduction therapy (EMTT)

STORZ MEDICAL’s EMTT therapy uses high-energy magnetic pulses to encourage healing and relieve musculoskeletal pain.

Brain mapping and biofeedback

Brain mapping and biofeedback employ techniques like neurotherapy to exercise your brain and help you overcome challenging problems like chronic pain.


GAINSWave uses sound waves to treat Peyronie’s disease (painful scar tissue and abnormal curvature of the penis).

To find the optimal solution for your chronic pain, call Progressive Medical Center or book an appointment online today.