South Lake Pain Institute. Treating you, differently.

Opening Hours : Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
  Contact : (352) 394-0833


The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated. -PLATO


Acupuncture is a therapeuric option used in traditional chinese medicine. The practice of acupuncture goes back many centuries. The general theory of acupuncture is that specific patterns of energy flow through the body and are essential for health. The Chinese call this energy Qi (chi), and it is the balance of Qi that improves health. Acupuncture consists of small, sterile needles inserted into specific locations in the skin.


Homeopathy is another form of alternative medicine, originated in Germany in the 18th century. The theory is based on multiple dilutions of an initial medication to “potentiate” or increase its strength and minimize side effects. Dilution often continues until none of the original substance remains. The medications are chosen based on the assumption that disease and remedy are similar. Homeopathic remedies are considered safe.


After a history and physical examination, it may be determined that your body is in need of nutrient replacement. We infuse magnesium, vitamin C, B1, B6, B12, and Zinc. All supplements used are safe, non-toxic, and used in judicious amounts. Data has been published on the beneficial effects of IV nutrients on several medical conditions: pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, hepatitis, and common cold.


At our institution we strive to offer alternatives. Traditional medicine favors steroid/cortisone injections. Corticosteroids are known for having potential complications, particularly when other diseases coexist.

We utilize Heel homeopathic products and sarapin. These are safe alternatives, with little-to-no toxicity. We inject joints, tendons, muscles, fascia, and any tender points without the fear of steroid induced side effects. It is a suitable option for diabetics, patients with hormonal imbalances, steroid allergies, and for those who seek non-toxic therapy.


According to Ayurveda, body, mind, and consciousness work together to maintain balance. The universe is formed by Ether, Fire, Water, and Air. When combined together, these elements manifested in all creation form the Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Vata creates movement so fluids can go into cells, Pitta transforms nutrients, and Kapha forms the structure of the body. The very foundation of Ayurveda resides in the tridosha. Similar concept is found within the Greek philosophy: wind, bile, and phlegm.


Flower essences are a safe and natural method of healing. They are liquid preparations, created by immersing a flower into water and exposing the preparation to sunlight or heat. This process infuses the preparation with healing properties from the life energy and spiritual elements contained within the flower.

Flower essences are historically known to gently restore balance between the mind and body by eliminating negative thoughts and emotions (fear, worry, grief, anger, and depression) and replacing them with happy, joyful, and positive thinking. They are used to influence emotional and physical disturbances on a deeper core level, promoting optimal healing within the body.


Neural therapy was developed in Germany based on the observations of a surgeon. He injected procaine (novocaine) in joints, veins, and throughout the body and noticed that headaches, pain, and skin alterations would disappear before his eyes. Neural Therapy is based on the theory that the human body needs to have a flow of uninterrupted energy, and scars or trauma may interrupt this system. Neural therapy aims at restoring this flow. Little is known in America about this safe, easy, and non-toxic technique. After a medical assessment, it will be determined what areas of your body will be injected. This may include scars, previous infections, fractures, or sites equivalent to acupuncture. The needles used are the size of those used for botox or insulin. Lidocaine is safe enough that it could be injected in a vein (as it is done during general anesthesia) and when used in small amounts, is generally non-toxic.


Aromatherapy is a practice that has been utilized for over 9,000 years. It employs the use of 100% pure essential oils that are derived from leaves, flowers, fruits, roots, and seeds. Historically, it is known to address physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual concerns as it elicits a response from the body and mind in less than a second. This powerful modality can shift, alter, change, and enhance mood and emotions, as well as provide therapeutic benefits for physical concerns.

Pure essential oils possess numerous healing properties such as antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic. They can assist the various body systems to function optimally and efficiently. For example, red mandarin has been shown to nourish and support adrenal and nervous system function, tea tree offers anti-fungal protection, and lavender provides analgesic (pain relief) and anti-inflammatory relief for Irritable Bowel and Fibromyalgia sufferers.


The 830Laser sends light (photons) into your injured tissues and stimulates healing, while reducing pain instantly. The low-level light can penetrate 2″ into your body without being absorbed by the skin, fat, or blood. No heat is generated, so it is safe for use. Once the photons find the injured tissues, they stimulate and energize the cells to repair and strengthen at a remarkably fast rate. Collagen production is stimulated so the ligaments and tissues grow stronger than with normal healing. This laser therapy treatment does not wear off like most medicines, electrical stimulation, heat, or ice. When it reduces inflammation it stays away. It increases your body’s own healing power and enhances that process. If you don’t reinjure the area, the pain should not return.

The 830Laser treatment may also be called cold laser or photon therapy, but not all devices are the same. Only the 830Laser (manufactured by Microlight Corporation of America as the ml830) is FDA cleared and utilizes the patented 830 nm wavelength proven to penetrate through human tissue for optimal stimulation of the mitochondria to increase ATP production. It successfully treats most muscle, joint, tendon, and nerve pain associated with Arthritis, Back Pain, Bursitis/Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Heel Spur/Plantar Fascitis, Migraines, Osteoarthritis, TMJ, and more. It’s even safe on children.