Options Other than Medication for Pain Management

Options Other than Medication for Pain ManagementNo one likes to be in pain. Unfortunately, some people experience chronic, ongoing, and long-lasting pain from which they cannot get full relief. Doctors may prescribe painkillers and muscle relaxers to ease your pain, however, these medications can have serious side effects. Such medicines can also impair your cognitive abilities and can make it difficult to work or communicate.

Many people who live with constant pain or under the constant influence of painkillers can easily develop depression and other mood disorders. They tend to limit their everyday activities and move about as little as possible to avoid flare-ups of pain. This can lead to a largely sedentary lifestyle, which can cause severe boredom and weight gain, which can aggravate any painful conditions of the joints even more. If you are in chronic pain, you should know that there are alternatives to painkillers to manage your pain.

Consider Making a Chiropractic Appointment

Chiropractors set out to relieve pain as well as to treat the underlying cause of the pain whenever possible. A full examination and any necessary tests can help identify what is causing your pain and our chiropractors will then develop a personally tailored treatment plan. Treatment can involve regular spinal manipulation,1 therapeutic exercise, and forms of manual therapy. Not only does chiropractic treatment aim to provide pain relief but also to promote self-healing to eliminate long-term pain.

Call Tampa Bay Spine & Injury Today With Pain Management

Many different injuries and degenerative conditions can cause severe pain that can inhibit your ability to fully live your life. You do not have to live in the fog of pain medications or with the mental strain that can come with chronic pain. Instead, you should not hesitate to look into how chiropractic care can help bring you relief so that you can make the most of every single day of your life. At Tampa Bay Spine & Injury, we have helped many patients take control of their lives and overcome their pain. Please call our St. Petersburg office at 727-898-3852 or our Brandon, FL office at 813-381-3852 to learn more about how we can help you today.

1https://www.healthline.com/health/back-pain/spinal-manipulation

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