Chiropractic Treatment for Pain Relief: A Safe Alternative to Opioid Use
Chronic pain can be debilitating, and treatment options can feel limited. However, prescription drug abuse can happen to anyone and opioid overuse is on the rise. Today, about 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day.
Why is that?
Understanding Opioid Addiction
Opioids numb pain, but they do not treat a condition. They are commonly prescribed after injuries when recovering from surgery, or to manage pain for chronic, debilitating conditions.
However, opioids are highly addictive medications that can leave a patient needing more and more medication to achieve the same pain-free effect. Additionally, the numbness from pain can result in patients overexerting themselves. Overexertion can delay recovery or cause additional, sometimes permanent, injuries. These injuries lead to further opioid use, and so the cycle continues.
Chiropractic Care Offers Natural Pain Relief
Chiropractic care provides pain relief alternatives to opioids. Chiropractors create individualized pain management and treatment plans with their patients. These plans may include exercises, stretches, joint manipulation, and more. Using chiropractic services as a natural pain relief option for low back pain has shown a 90 percent reduced chance of long-term or early opioid use.
Safe Pain Relief Alternatives at the Reyna Chiropractic Center
Opioids should always be a last resort for pain relief. It’s important to exhaust any non-opioid pain management treatment plan that is available to you before taking addictive substances.
Dr. Jamie Reyna has been providing natural pain relief to Fresno patients since 1985. Using a “whole person approach,” Dr. Reyna combines the best physiotherapy procedures and hands-on techniques to help free his patients from pain.
Are you suffering from chronic or acute pain? Contact us today to schedule an appointment at (559) 225-2859. Same-day appointments may be available if you call before your visit.