Chiropractic a Natural Pain Treatment - Safe Alternative to Opioid Use
If you’re experiencing issues with your neck and back as a result of an injury, your first thought may be to reach for the medication.
However, many prescription and over-the-counter drugs currently available are opioids. Opioids are incredibly addictive, making it difficult for you to stop taking them once the pain goes away.
Let’s take a look at why we recommend adopting a natural pain solution as an alternative to addictive pain medication.
Why Adopt a Natural Pain Treatment?
It’s a nice thought that medication provided by your healthcare professional can assist in managing your pain. However, most of these medications come with adverse side effects.
One of these side effects is a dependency. Currently, there is an opioid epidemic in America where tens of thousands of people are addicted to their prescription medication.
In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain that at least one in every four people who receive prescribed opioids for their long-term pain issues struggle with a dependency on them.
Beyond the frightening statistics of fatalities and overdoses, there is also a certain level of numbing. This numbing, while it helps to manage the pain, also masks the severity of the condition the patient is suffering from.
This may result in the patient overexerting themselves and ultimately delaying the healing process. In worst-case scenarios, this can result in the patient being afflicted with a permanent injury.
While prescription medication only serves to temporarily manage the symptoms associated with chronic pain, chiropractic care can effectively treat and solve the problem completely.
In fact, more healthcare organizations are recommending the use of chiropractic and applauding its noninvasive, drug-free approach to permanent relief from pain.
Chiropractic for the Treatment of Pain
Chiropractic is a gentle, practical approach to patients who are suffering from chronic pain as a result of neck and back injuries.
Pines West Chiropractic is located in Pembroke Pines and serves the surrounding area. Dr. Dennis Harkins, Dr. Damian Martinez, and Dr. Joseph Buckley work with patients who suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis.
Contact Pines West Chiropractic and find out how you can be pain-free the natural way.