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How to Find Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Pain

If you’re one of the millions of Americans living with chronic pain, you may be looking for a non-opioid treatment. Unfortunately, many people don’t know where to start. This blog post will discuss some of the best ways to find a non-opioid treatment for chronic pain. We’ll also provide some tips on talking to your doctor about switching to a non-opioid treatment, to help you get ready to say goodbye to opioids.

When you’re researching potential treatments, you should keep a few things in mind.

First, make sure the treatment is backed by science. There are a lot of “natural” treatments out there that haven’t been proven to work. 

Second, make sure the treatment is safe. Some treatments may have side effects that are worse than the pain itself. 

Finally, make sure the treatment is affordable and has enough reviews to help with your decision. There’s no point in spending a lot of money on a treatment that doesn’t work.

While opioids are often prescribed to treat chronic pain, there are several downsides to relying on these drugs for relief: non-opioid treatments are just as effective as opioid medications for managing persistent pain, yet they tend to be less addictive and associated with fewer side effects. Opioids can have serious negative consequences when used over an extended period, potentially leading to dependence and a higher risk of overdose. These drugs do nothing to address the root causes of chronic pain and may even mask symptoms that should be addressed through other types of therapy or treatment.

There are several holistic options available for treating different types of pain.

1. Chiropractic care

Chiropractic adjustments involve using manual techniques to adjust the alignment of joints and ease tension in the body. This is commonly used for treating chronic pain.

2. Acupuncture

Acupuncture relies on the use of tiny needles placed at various pressure points throughout the body to stimulate healing and reduce inflammation.

3. Massage therapy

Massages can also be an effective way to ease chronic pain, as this form of touch-based treatment works to soothe tense muscles and improve circulation.

4. Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy focuses on pressing and releasing tension in areas you are feeling chronic pain.

5. Bioelectric Therapy

It’s a new treatment for pain that blocks the message of distress from reaching your brain, relieving you completely. With this in mind, bioelectric also produces chemicals called endorphins which decrease or eliminate painful sensations by blocking those messages from being delivered as well.

While opioids may seem like an appealing option in treatment for chronic pain, it is important to consider the risks and potential alternatives before turning to this type of medication. Talk to your doctor first as they may be able to recommend a non-opioid treatment that is right for you. As a holistic healing center, all of our services can be considered non-opioid treatment options to help you through your chronic pain. If you have any questions about which one is right for you, call us today at (415) 521-3073 or Book an Appointment Now!

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