In today’s day and age, when we experience pain we immediately assume that our body needs medication to feel better. While there is nothing wrong with taking over-the-counter and prescribed pain relievers in moderation, our bodies shouldn’t need them to feel ‘normal’ or to experience a good quality of life. Fortunately, there are many options when it comes to drug-free pain control.
Some drug-free pain control solutions include:
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Massage therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Mind-body relaxation techniques
- Ice and heat therapies
We offer many of these services in-house and can refer you to other specialists should you require additional specialized treatment.
Why should I take a drug-free approach to pain control?
Medication is usually the first treatment provided by healthcare providers to manage pain, but that isn’t necessarily the best treatment option. Often pain medication is prescribed by primary care physicians, which means that though they are highly trained professionals, they may not be confident in prescribing these specialized treatments due to their lack of familiarity with them. Because they are primary care providers, they also might not have the extra time to commit to finding and providing alternative treatments. Their focus is on helping you feel better, which can be accomplished through a simple, quick, and easy treatment called medication.
While medication might get you through when managing pain, it is temporary and can have adverse effects when it comes to long-term use for chronic pain. Many pain medications have daily limits and can’t be used in conjunction with other medicines containing similar ingredients due to the effect that an overdose can have on the body. Taking these medications every day can lead to complications with the liver and digestive system as they are not meant for long-term use. Switching to a drug-free pain control option is much better for patients struggling with chronic pain. Not only can these approaches reduce or eliminate your pain, but they can also improve your overall health and quality of life.
Choosing a Treatment
If you experience chronic pain and are looking for a drug-free solution to pain, it’s always best to talk to your doctor at Clarksville Physical Medicine first. You would be surprised at the number and vast array of conditions that can be managed or even resolved with the help of some of these techniques. A thorough examination and patient history can help your doctor determine the underlying cause of your pain so you can accurately be treated. Without a proper diagnosis, you may just be treating the symptoms rather than the actual problem, which can create a larger, more complex issue in the future. Your doctor can discuss your treatment options with you so you can make a decision together to best suit your individual circumstances.
Here at Clarksville Physical Medicine, we provide only the safest and most natural treatments available, and we would love to speak with you in further detail about your treatment options. For more information about our services or to schedule a consultation, contact us at Clarksville Physical Medicine today.