Beyond the Pill: Non-Opioid Care for Chronic Pain

Bottom Line:


If you're dealing with chronic pain, now is the time to tackle it naturally.


But how do you deal with chronic pain without using opioid pain medication?


Are opioid alternatives for pain management actually effective?


Allow us to answer that with a resounding YES!


One of the problems with pain medications is that they only treat the symptoms - they aren't doing a thing to resolve the source of your pain.


If you are looking for a long-term solution, the cause needs to be addressed.


Altered biomechanics, or movement patterns, tend to be a common issue for many people dealing with chronic spine pain.



Why It Matters:


To get things moving on the path towards relief, we have found a lot of success with a plan that typically encourages a couple of core components.


First, we incorporate whole body movement with daily exercise.


It may seem impossible to get out and get active when you're dealing with chronic pain, but it may help you see some relief from your symptoms! For example, if you're dealing with chronic back pain, regular walks can help relieve the stiffness and soreness of back pain.


Next, we add specific, targeted chiropractic adjustments.


Chiropractors are an excellent resource for anyone who is dealing with chronic pain.


New research has shown chiropractic care is at least as effective at relieving pain as many medications, without the risks or dangers associated with drugs.


The likelihood of filling an opioid prescription is reduced by over 50% for people who see a chiropractor.



Next Steps:


You don't need to keep struggling with chronic pain.


Researchers have found that chiropractic care and targeted active exercise can effectively address the cause of your pain to best reduce your symptoms.


If you or someone you know has struggled with chronic pain, please reach out to us at our holistic pain management clinic in Clear Lake today.


Our expert team is standing by to help provide you with options for relief that don't include the dangerous medications that have created the current opioid epidemic.




Science Sources:


Chiropractic for Treatment of Low Back Pain. JMPT. 2018.

Understanding the Opioid Overdose Epidemic. CDC. 2022.

Impact of Chiropractic on Use of Opioids. Pain Med. 2020.

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