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Drug-Free Alternatives for Pain Management
Every day, millions of adults deal with chronic pain, or pain that lasts for a long time.
Prescription medications are often effective for alleviating short-term pain, such as severe headaches or pain associated with muscle trauma. However, they may not work as well for chronic pain.
In addition, these drugs may have so many side effects that people with chronic pain often avoid using them.
If chronic pain is left untreated, though, it can cause sleep problems, anxiety, depression, difficulty doing everyday activities or other problems.
Fortunately, many drug-free alternatives are available to help people manage their pain. These may work for short-term pain, as well.
Drug-Free Alternatives for Pain Relief
Some of the most common alternative pain treatments include:
Safety of Drug-Free Pain Treatments
In contrast to prescription medications and even over-the-counter pain drugs that can produce side effects or encourage dependence, alternative methods for pain management tend to be safer.
This, however, doesn’t mean that they are risk-free for everyone. Certain factors can increase your chance of having side effects from these treatments, such as:
Each treatment has its own risks and side effects. Some of the common ones include:
Conditions That Are Treatable With Drug-Free Alternatives
Drug-free alternatives can relieve many types of pain, such as pain associated with:
Before you undergo any alternative treatments, check with your chiropractic doctor or health care provider. They can tell you whether these drug-free options might interfere with your current treatments or cause unnecessary side effects.
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