Looking for a Pain Medication Alternative?

Published September 6th, 2022 by Dr. Markson

Are you suffering from chronic pain? If so, pain relievers may seem like a viable option. These medications are available over-the-counter and by prescription for more severe pain. But did you know that the side effects of pain medication can be long-lasting? Learn how chiropractic care provides natural pain relief as a safe pain medication alternative.

Finding a Solution

Pain medications only mask the problem. The pain will likely return as soon as the pain medication wears off. For example, if you suffer from chronic headaches and take pain medication, the pain may disappear, but it will return.

Chiropractors treat the underlying cause of the problem. As a result, the pain will be relieved differently. In many cases, this is an adjustment to the spine or extremities.

What Are the Side Effects?

There are many side effects of pain medication, particularly with prescription pain relievers. Drowsiness, nausea, upset stomachs, and more can occur. Every side effect can affect our daily lives. Your life should be improved by pain relief, not complicated by new problems.

Chiropractic care is natural pain relief that involves manual, hands-on therapy. Chiropractic adjustments or realignments can also provide long-term relief. For example, people with arthritis can improve their movement with finger joint adjustments.

Which is a Safer Approach?

Many side effects of pain medication can be found in most pain relievers. Additionally, there are several other risks to consider. For example, stomach ulcers and bleeding can occur when using NSAIDs (like Tylenol) long-term. In addition, some medications can interact with each other. Furthermore, there is a risk of adverse side effects of pain medications in children, the elderly, and pregnant or nursing women. Despite this, doctors prescribe them, and people use them. However, this does not mean it is safe.

Chiropractic treatment is safe and natural because it does not involve medication or invasive medical procedures.

What Costs More?

Think long-term when it comes to pain relief. Medications mask pain, so it's likely to return. Consequently, more medications are consumed. This is not only risky but also very expensive. Despite insurance coverage, prescription pain relievers can accumulate over time.

The cost of chiropractic care is a concern for many people. In most cases, insurance covers the cost of treatment. Additionally, not all instances require continued maintenance. For example, your chiropractor may adjust your neck, have you come back for a follow-up appointment, and then show you useful ways to reduce your pain at home. It may be enough for you to be done after that. Even if you pay out-of-pocket, three chiropractic appointments are cheaper than years of pain medication.

Try the Best Pain Medication Alternative—Chiropractic Care

The benefits of chiropractic care include being safer, cheaper, less invasive, and lasting. Next time you feel pain or discomfort, don't reach for pain relievers. Get in touch with Markson Chiropractic, your local South Florida chiropractor. Getting long-lasting natural pain relief is not as difficult as you might think.

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