Don’t Let Yourself Fall Victim to the Dangerous Path of Painkillers
If you have been living day-to-day with pain management drugs, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Do you suffer from acute or chronic pain that makes it hard for you to get the things done every day that you need to do?
Have you found yourself panicking when you run out of your prescription medication because otherwise, you have no way to manage your discomfort levels?
Many people struggling with pain make the mistake of leaning on prescription medications for relief, but drugs only mask the symptoms.
They don’t target or correct the source of the pain. Thankfully, there is something that has been proven to work: physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy is a totally natural, effective, and safe treatment that works to relieve pain and restore mobility. You don’t have to say no to the things you love for fear you’ll injure yourself.
If you’re struggling with acute or chronic pain, be sure to give our office a call today and learn how physiotherapy can get you back on the path to a pain-free, drug-free lifestyle.
What will my treatment plan look like?
Physiotherapy includes both passive and active treatment. Passive physiotherapy treatment may include massage therapy, ultrasound, heat therapy, electric stimulation and cold therapy.
Active treatment might consist of exercises, motions, stretching and aquatic therapy. Your treatment plan will be catered to you and your specific needs.
You can go into your initial consultation with a physiotherapist feeling confident that they will be able to find the root of your pain, and get you set up for recovery.
How can a physiotherapist help me?
Seeking treatment from a physiotherapist can drastically reduce your recovery time after an injury.
This is because physiotherapists treat a person’s entire body by finding the true source of the pain.
A physiotherapist can perform an examination to decide where the pain is coming from, and from there, create a customized treatment plan designed to target and eliminate the pain source.
The many different benefits of physiotherapy!
Exercising isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do. Sometimes the mere thought of exercising stresses us out!
Being active can be something you dread if all you want to do is lie around and watch TV all day, but in reality, getting daily exercise is one of the most effective ways to treat chronic pain.
By adopting a healthy physiotherapy routine, you will quickly realize how great exercise can be for all kinds of chronic musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
Physiotherapy is a natural, non-invasive treatment option for a variety of root causes of chronic pain, including:
- Chronic headaches
- Disc herniation
- Disc degeneration disease
- Neuropathic pain
Your physiotherapist will be able to offer you a variation of treatment options to ease your pain.
Massage therapy, manual therapy, movement therapy, cold laser therapy, and microcurrent stimulation are just a few.
The manipulation of joints and bones is a common method that physiotherapists often utilize, and all of these treatments aim to help reduce pain and inflammation, and speed up the healing process.
Why should I stay away from opioids?
Prescription opioids such as oxycodone, morphine, and codeine aren’t better options.
According to The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, “Canada is in the midst of an opioid crisis. There were more than 11,500 apparent opioid-related deaths between January 2016 and December 2018.”
In addition, the side effects of opioids aren’t much better than those of over-the-counter medications.
Respiratory issues, depression, anxiety, and nausea are just a handful of side effects one might experience when taking them.
Relying on pain medication not only masks your pain and symptoms, but can also create new problems for you.
Over-the-counter meds won’t eliminate the pain either
A common option many people choose when suffering with pain symptoms is taking painkillers. It seems like a good solution in the short-term, but it really isn’t. These pills only bring relief in the short term and do nothing for reversing or fixing the true issues you’re having with your pain.
Over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and aspirin all come with various side effects.
For instance, consistently taking aspirin and acetaminophen can cause internal bleeding, and in some cases even kidney damage. Ibuprofen can cause stomach and kidney issues as well.
Get started on our holistic path toward relief today!
Ready to find natural and safe pain relief?If you’re in pain, there is an effective solution other than pain meds or surgery.
Call Alpine Physiotherapy today to learn how our physiotherapists can help you live a pain-free lifestyle.
All of our physiotherapies are seasoned and certified. Our goal is to get you back in the game, on the road to recovery and to help you live life to its fullest.