Chronic pain is a reality for a growing number of people. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 50 million Americans live with chronic pain. If you’re one of them, you may be looking for alternatives to powerful prescription medications, as the side effects can be detrimental in the long run, not to mention the risk of addiction. The good news is that there is increasing interest in and knowledge about non-drug related therapies.
It takes time, commitment, and knowledge to find and utilize some of the therapeutic alternatives to pills. Here’s a partial list:
- Heat or cold
- Electrical Stimulation
This list, while not complete, gives you an idea about where to start looking for solutions to your pain. Each of these alternatives should be carefully researched and used correctly to be effective, which is why you should seek treatment with a pain specialist. It’s important to understand how each technique works, how it’s applied, and what you can expect to feel afterward. Many people find their way to pain clinics for advice they can trust and for correctly applied treatment. Seeing a specialist can not only keep you off prescription medication, it helps you avoid causing further injury. Make sure you communicate with your treatment specialist about your symptoms and responses to treatment.
Pain Stop Clinics works with you to design a program of alternative therapies to treat your chronic pain. Please feel free to contact us for information or an appointment.