Many of us live with chronic pain due to a variety of problems ranging from injuries to illness. Some people may go as far as to tell you that it is fine to experience pain, and you should simply get used to it. However, the pain is never ending, and thanks to the opioid crisis, pain relief medication is often hard to come by from doctors who may be concerned about misuse.
Pain is not okay. Your body is trying to tell you that there is something wrong with you, and that it needs to be fixed. If you’re in pain, here are a few, non-addictive options you can get to start healing and experiencing relief:
Many times the problems stemming from an injury are compounded by our own efforts to ease pain. If we have a sore knee, we shift our weight away from it, and in doing so misalign the rest of the body, causing even more pain.
Chiropractic adjustments can help realign the body the way it is supposed to be, and speed up the healing process.
While scientists aren’t certain why acupuncture works, studies have proven over and over again that it does work to relieve pain. Many chiropractic offices are also licensed for acupuncture, so you can get both treatments done by the same office.
Acupuncture can relieve all kinds of different pain, including chronic pain. If nothing else you have tried has brought relief, give acupuncture a shot.
Physical therapy works in a variety of ways to help relieve chronic pain. PT can strengthen other parts of the body, reduce areas of weakness, and increase mobility. Physical therapy can be an effective method for reducing pain, but it is a long term process. Healing is never an overnight process.
Muscles around injuries often stiffen in pain, and these muscles themselves can be the source of severe pain. Deep tissue massages may not feel relaxing during the process, but relaxing the muscles can make a big difference in how you feel afterwards.
Studies have shown that meditation can actually reshape your physical brain, something no one thought possible. Even after treatments to reduce pain, being left in unending agony can take a serious toll on mental health as well as physical health, and meditation can help ease that level of pain as well.
You don’t have to live with pain, and there are a multitude of ways you can bring relief to yourself. If you are dealing with pain on a daily basis and have no escape, remember that you are not alone and start exploring your options. There is a lot that can be done to help you, many options making it possible for you to experience a pain free life once again.
You’ll never know until you try, so get an appointment to talk about your options with a health care professional today.
To learn more about how chiropractic care and acupuncture can benefit you, call one of our convenient Cleveland area offices today. Let us restore your health!