Living with chronic pain can mean interruptions to your family and social life, and sometimes an inability to work (and lowered income). It’s no wonder that so many patients turn to prescription medications to manage their pain. Obviously, the downside of those medications is the potential for dependency and addiction. As you might have heard, millions of Americans battle opioid addiction. That’s why so many are looking for another way to manage their pain.
We have good news for those of you hoping to reduce your use of prescription pain medications or avoid them altogether: Chiropractic care provides a holistic approach to pain, helping our patients to manage their discomfort and heal conditions that could otherwise lead them to depend upon powerful and potentially dangerous drugs.
The American College of Physicians actually recommends that patients suffering with pain seek non-invasive, non-medication solutions before resorting to opioids. Studies have shown that those who pursue chiropractic care for musculoskeletal pain first are almost 50 percent less likely to end up with an opioid prescription.
Our holistic approach involves chiropractic adjustments to correct misalignments in the spine, that can both cause pain and interrupt signaling between nerves and various parts of your body. We also address proper posture, form during repetitive movements, and exercises that can be helpful at relieving pain and preventing new injuries.
Our patients often find that they sleep better, feel less pain, and can access a greater range of movement. And when you feel better, you’re less likely to seek out prescription pain medications.
Schedule an appointment with us to discuss your chronic pain, or to report any new injuries right away. With prompt and thorough care, we can hopefully help you to avoid more invasive treatments or potentially dangerous medications.