Beyond the Pill: Non-Opioid Care for Chronic Pain

Bottom Line:
If you’re dealing with chronic pain, now is the time to tackle it naturally.

But how do you deal with chronic pain without using opioid pain medication?

Are opioid alternatives for pain management actually effective?

The answer that question is a resounding YES!

One of the problems with pain medications is that they only treat the symptoms – they aren’t doing a thing to resolve the source of your pain. If you are looking for a long-term solution, the cause needs to be addressed.

Abnormal biomechanics, which is the way your body moves, tends to be a common issue for people dealing with chronic spinal pain.

Why It Matters:
To get things moving on the path to relief, we have found a lot of success with a plan that encourages a couple of core components.

First, we incorporate whole body movement with daily exercise.

It may seem impossible to get out and get active when you’re dealing with chronic pain, but it may actually help you get some relief from your symptoms! For example, if you’re dealing with chronic back pain, regular walks can help relieve the stiffness and soreness of back pain.

Next, we use specific, targeted chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractors are an excellent resource for anyone who is dealing with chronic pain. New research has shown chiropractic care can be as effective at relieving pain as many medications, without the risks or dangers associated with the drugs.

Incredibly, the likelihood of filling an opioid prescription is reduced by over 50% for people who see a chiropractor.

Next Steps:
You don’t need to keep struggling with chronic pain. Researchers have found that chiropractic care and targeted active exercise can effectively address the cause of your pain to best reduce your symptoms.

If you or someone you know has struggled with chronic pain, please reach out to us at our holistic pain management clinic in Lavaca County today.

Our expert team is standing by to help provide you with options for relief that do NOT include the dangerous medications that have created the current opioid epidemic.

Science Sources:
(1) Association Between Utilization of Chiropractic Services for Treatment of Low Back Pain and Risk of Adverse Drug Events. JMPT. 2018.
(2) Understanding the Opioid Overdose Epidemic. CDC. 2022.
(3) Impact of Chiropractic Care on Use of Prescription Opioids in Patients with Spinal Pain. Pain Med. 2020.

by Christopher Freytag, D.C.

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