How to Kick Your Reliance on Pain Medication and Live Healthier
Nothing’s easier than letting medication manage your pain for you. You just pop a pill and feel better a short while later. But the reality is, regularly taking pain medication only covers up your symptoms temporarily and can lead to nasty side effects down the road. Plus, with opioid addiction becoming a larger problem throughout the country, it’s all-too-easy to become hooked on pain meds.
Dealing with the underlying cause of pain might not sound as appealing as making it go away in an instant, but it has far better prospects over the long term. It’s why so many people are exploring holistic pain management options today. Chiropractic is one of them.
If you’re someone plagued by chronic pain, who’s tired of popping pain pills to mask your agony, it’s time to get in touch with the professionals at Advanced Spine & Posture in Las Vegas, NV. We’re providing support to people who want to get healthy and stay healthy, without help from the medicine cabinet.
Why pain meds aren’t the solution for your health
Your first reaction to pain may be to reach for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like you can get over the counter. Or perhaps you’ve been prescribed painkillers. We’re conditioned to think this is the answer because to a degree, pills work. But we often forget about the side effects and risks we’re subjecting our bodies to each time we take them:
- Increased risk of heart attack and stroke;
- Liver damage;
- Upset stomach;
- Allergic reactions;
For those taking opioid medications, side effects include everything from drowsiness and liver damage, to constipation and vomiting. Addiction to opioid medications has increased rapidly due to the easy availability of these drugs combined with their narcotic effects.
What chiropractic has to offer
Chiropractic is different. It takes a natural and completely individualized approach to healing. Sure, it may seem like a lot of work upfront – adjustment appointments, exercises, stretches, and conditioning – but it will pay off in the long run. It’s not associated with serious side effects and can be a long-term treatment solution focused on solving the root causes of chronic pain.
Personalization is the biggest asset chiropractic has to offer pain sufferers. Rather than indiscriminately blocking pain, your chiropractor will investigate the exact problem and devise a targeted solution. Often this will involve spinal manipulation to correct subluxations (misalignments) in the vertebrae. Subluxations are often the cause of everything from back and neck pain, to indigestion, to carpal tunnel syndrome, and even seemingly unrelated ailments, like insomnia or mental fatigue.
Treatment may also involve embarking on an exercise regimen in tandem with therapeutic stretching. This work is important to strengthen key muscle groups while improving blood flow to encourage healing. Your chiropractor is a partner in supporting your health and will provide guidance along the way.
Pushing pills to the wayside
If you’re ready to break free of pill dependence and explore the potential for a healthier, happier quality of life, it’s time to explore chiropractic. The friendly, expert team at Advanced Spine & Posture in Las Vegas, NV wants to help you forgo short-term gratification in favor of long-term results. We’ll teach you about Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) and how we leverage this program to holistically treat pain across our patients. Contact us for a free consultation today.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.