Non-Opioid Treatments for Pain
Were you prescribed prescription painkillers after an accident or surgery? Do you find yourself suddenly dependent on them? Many people just like you turn to prescription opioids to manage their pain. After all, your doctor prescribed them, so how could they be dangerous? Unfortunately, these prescription painkillers are highly addictive and can result in fatal overdoses if misused or abused.
Fortunately, there are non-opioid treatments for addressing acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) pain. For example, at The Treatment Center Outpatient Services, we provide various holistic therapies to help our patients find relief from their pain.
The following are five holistic, non-opioid treatments for treating pain:
Through chiropractic care, patients can realign their joints back to their natural state. It can increase mobility in your neck, back, legs and arms. It also relieves stress, tension and headaches you may experience when quitting narcotic painkillers.
Cold Laser Therapy
Therapeutic laser therapy is a safe, painless and medication-free treatment with almost no side effects. It is effective in reducing joint inflammation and muscle spasms, and also increases the effectiveness of chiropractic care.
Acupuncture nourishes and heals tissue damage caused by chemical dependency. For those in recovery, acupuncture can provide immediate relief from the pain of withdrawals and post-acute withdrawal syndrome. Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord and muscles, which results in stress reduction, anxiety relief and natural healing from pain and addiction.
Massage therapy can help ease anxiety and muscle tension. Research suggests that massage therapy may be helpful in treating conditions such as anxiety disorders, chronic pain, sleep issues and fibromyalgia, just to name a few.
Practicing yoga can result in stress reduction, lower heart rate, increased physical strength, improved flexibility and lower blood pressure. Research suggests that yoga can treat lower back pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety and addiction.
Chronic pain can cause distress, depression and anxiety that can be debilitating. In order for pain management to be effective, a patient’s emotional needs must also be addressed. At The Treatment Center Outpatient Services, we combine medical services and therapy with these pain management techniques to best help our patients heal and recover.
Our Pain Management Track can help you or your loved one recover from chronic pain by confronting unresolved issues and providing you with medical care and pain management therapies. For more information, call (844)211-7944.