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Drug Free Approach to Pain Management

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iStock_000014781626SmallPain, especially chronic pain, can be a problem that spurs patients to seek medical help. Too often, doctors reach for the prescription pad, choosing the quick fix of medication, rather than addressing the underlying issues that may be causing the pain. Fortunately, there are a variety of holistic healing techniques and physical medicine practices that can safely and effectively alleviate pain, without relying on drugs to provide relief.

Why is it important to find drug free solutions to the problem of pain? Medications can be addictive, and can also lose effectiveness if they’re overused. In addition, according to a recent investigation by the New York Times, workers using painkillers after an accident or injury are less likely to return to work quickly than those who are making use of drug-free therapies. Unlike holistic therapies, medications can also have harmful side effects that can interfere with a patient’s quality of life. Another consideration is the cost of medication; the same study showed a significant increase in cost of treatment with drugs rather than therapeutic treatment.

Acute pain can often be relieved with something as simple as ice, heat or exercise. For pain that’s more persistent, physical medicine practitioners can use methods like physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, trigger point therapy, acupuncture and occupational therapy. These non-invasive treatments can help patients overcome pain and get back to their normal level of activity, without side effects. Therapists can even provide techniques for patients to use at home, in order to facilitate their own healing and wellness. Even patients with chronic conditions like fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis can benefit from a drug-free approach to pain management.

If you are in pain, the medical professionals at our clinic can help. Using a wide range of non-invasive, holistic healing techniques, we can help to address the source of your issues, to provide real and long-lasting relief. As always, the initial visit is free, so call today and find out how our drug free pain management solutions can help you live a pain-free life.

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