Many people who suffer from chronic pain in one form or another rely on medication to get through the day. While this can grant temporary relief, it may not be the best long-term strategy. Pharmaceutical pain management is not without its risks and drawbacks, and it’s important to be aware of the possible side effects. If you schedule a consultation with Dr. Rozenberg, she can discuss the pros and cons of the medication you’re using in more detail; she can also help you explore natural pain management options. Call Spinatomy Spine & Disc Centers today for an appointment!
Why Choose Spinatomy Spine & Disc Centers for Pain Management?
Variety of Natural Treatment Options
Caring Board-Certified Chiropractor
What are the Risks of Using Pain Medication?
Over the counter and prescription pain relievers can have their benefits, but there’s risks in using them for months on end to deal with chronic pain. Notable potential drawbacks include:
Risk of Addiction: Opioids (a class of drug that includes many powerful pain relievers) can be addictive when taken repeatedly over time. Opioid addiction is a serious health issue that could ultimately be life-threatening.
Not Addressing the Root Cause: Medication that eases your pain doesn’t necessarily treat the source of the pain. This means that it may provide temporary relief, but it will never actually stop the problem altogether.
Additional Damage: Pain serves as a reminder that there is something wrong with your body. If you mask the pain with medication, you may end up forgetting about the damage and put excessive strain on the injured body parts. This can lead to a new injury or further damage.
Lower Quality Lifestyle: The side effects of your pain medication may impact your ability to drive, focus at work, or socialize with others. If it starts interfering with your life to a noticeable degree, you should definitely consider other forms of pain management.
Why Choose Natural Pain Management Instead?
Our practice offers a number of natural pain management options that require no medication. These treatments do more than just reduce discomfort. They are designed to address the root cause of your pain and speed up the body’s healing processes. Not only does this make it possible to eventually stop the pain entirely, but it also helps the affected parts of the body recover so that they can function normally in the future. You can say good-bye to the pain for good and keep your body in good shape – all while avoiding the potential risks of pharmaceuticals.
What are Non-Pharmaceutical Options for Treatment?
Advanced technology offers a variety of ways to treat chronic pain without medication. For example, Matrix Electroanalgesia from NeuroMed stimulates the peripheral nerves around the affected area, stopping pain signals from being transmitted to the brain while also boosting the flow of blood to promote healing. Also, since a lot of chronic pain is spine based, you may also want to consider spinal decompression for relief. This involves a special table that gently stretches out the spine to take the pressure off of affected nerves and tissues. A number of neuropathy treatments may also be recommended based on the situation.