Millions of Americans are in various types of pain, pain which is often treated with prescription medicines that simply mask symptoms instead of treating underlying problems effectively. If you’ve recently experienced an injury or are living with pain of some sort, it’s understandable that you might be interested in drug-free pain relief, especially in the face of today’s opioid crisis.
Below are a few ways to treat pain without resorting to medication. Drug-free pain relief is at least worth consideration, where prescription medication might be looked at as a last resort.
Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to provide drug-free pain relief for problems related to the back, neck, spine, legs, and joints. Continuous treatment can help relieve chronic pain (like rheumatoid arthritis).
Yoga and Meditation
Many of our pains are related to daily wear and tear that we undergo from our jobs and our chosen activities. Yoga and meditation are both great ways to relieve the body and brain from the day’s events.
Breathing and Mindfulness Exercises
Your body has a built-in pain relief system that is strengthened by controlled breathing exercises and engaging in mindfulness exercises. Instead of using medication to numb yourself, explore your own ability to sit with (and even dissolve) various pains before considering drug intervention.
Contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope to schedule your consultation if you’re living with pain that you think might be alleviated from all-natural, drug-free chiropractic treatments. We have a long track record of keeping our patients healthy and well.