Pain Relief Alternatives to Opioids

Nobody wants to be in pain all the time. This often leads to taking opioids, which are a pain-relieving medication. But the bad thing is that taking them can have negative side effects. After a while, it may also stop giving you the same level of pain relief that you need.

There are alternatives to opioids and these are often a way to reduce pain holistically, without the need for any drugs.

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What You Should Know About Opioids

You may feel pain relief with opioids; but there are dangers that you should be aware of. Higher doses of opioids can slower your heart rate and breathing. At lower doses, they can make you sleepy, which could affect your driving. There is a possibility that you could become addicted to opioids and the relief of pain they can grant you. it could even damage your nervous system.

The good news is that you don’t always have to turn to opioids. You can take a holistic approach to pain relief. This means there are no drugs needed and you can still enjoy being pain-free, no matter what the cause is.

3 Alternatives to Opioids

There are three natural alternatives you choose instead of opioids. 

  1. The first one is chiropractic care. This is a great way to tackle sciatica, lower back pain, neck pain and headaches. Studies have found that chiropractic care can be more effective at reducing pain than some medications. This is because it treats the cause of the pain; not just removing the symptoms temporarily.
  2. Another option you have as alternatives to opioids is massage therapy. This can help your overall health and wellness, through a relaxing and vigorous treatment. It can help to remove any muscle tension, which may be contributing to your pain, as well as improve joint mobility and flexibility. It can improve circulation and quicken recovery from soft tissue injuries.
  3. Last but not least, you can try acupuncture. This comes from ancient Chinese medicine. Research shows that regular acupuncture sessions can reduce pain by up to 50 percent. It can also relieve stress and anxiety; all by stimulating sensory nerves that exist in your skin and muscles.

A Chiropractic Clinic Dedicated to Relief

At Family Chiropractic Care, we can help you manage and reduce pain. Dr Rick Still is a licensed chiropractic practitioner with over 34 years of experience. With an arsenal of advanced techniques and solutions, we can work with you to improve your quality of life again. Contact us today for natural alternatives to opioids.