When suffering severe or chronic pain, quick fixes can prove tempting, but they often come with more detrimental consequences than you might like. Opioids do not cure pain. Instead, they adjust the chemical balance in your body, shielding it from some of the pain. Over the long term, opioid use can develop both a mental and physical reliance on the prescription. Ultimately, this is counterproductive to helping you lead a healthy, fulfilling life.
Treating the Body, Treating the Mind
One of the major reasons individuals suffer from pain is because their brain tricks them into thinking the pain is worse than it is. Over time, the brain forms an attachment to the idea of chronic pain and creates a phantom level of pain your body is not producing. To quote Professor Dumbledore, “‘Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
With the help of pain psychologists,you can let go of mental pain struggles. Psychological pain treatments have been found to reduce pain levels more than opioids.
Take Control Of Your Pain Management
The best approach to treating your pain is often holistic. By using a balanced approach designed specifically for your needs, you have a better chance of reducing or completely eliminating your pain. If you are ready to take control of your pain management, contact us.