Chiropractic Care vs. Pain Medication
Do you experience mild to extreme to unbearable pain? Regardless of its cause, chances are you’ll choose pain relievers. These can be purchased over-the-counter (OTC) and also by prescription. Did you realize they aren’t your only option? In fact, they are one of the worst. A better option is to seek chiropractic care.
As nice as it is to know that chiropractic care is better than pain pills, you might be wondering why. What proof is there? Continue reading to get a detailed comparison to understand why chiropractic care is the best natural pain relief option.
Fixing the issue
Chiropractors can fix the problem. Yes, we would like to treat your pain and eliminate it, but we do not want to mask the symptom(s). Instead we address the cause of your symptom(s) and fix it naturally. When it comes to pain, there is always a reason why it is there. We will work with you to find the cause and work together to keep it away while your health and well-being improve. By treating the problem at the source, you will get long-lasting or permanent relief.
Chiropractic care is all natural which involves manual therapy (therapy of the hands) and body and spinal adjustments to reduce pain and inflammation along with improving your range of motion and reducing swelling. Temporary relief is sought with continuing therapeutic massages. Overtime, they can result in long-term relief. Another type of long-term pain relief is chiropractic adjustments or realignments. As an example, someone being affected by rheumatoid arthritis could have less pain and improved mobility with finger joint adjustments.
We treat people, not symptoms and no two people are identical, your adjustments and care are completely unique to you. That individualization allows us to get results together because we are addressing your specific problem, not just a symptom.
Negative effects of Pain Relievers
Pain relievers are filled with negative effects. This is particularly true with doctor prescribed pain medications. Takers can suffer from an upset stomach, drowsiness, nausea, and much more. Even the smallest side effects can negatively affect your way of life. How are you able to work if your pain pills make you drowsy? It will probably be difficult, if not impossible. Pain relief should improve your current circumstances, not cause a whole new group of problems to cope with.
As previously stated, most pain relievers, even over-the-counter (OTC) pills, have negative effects. If that isn’t bad enough, there are lots of other additional dangers. Certain medications can result in stomach ulcers and bleeding. This is normal with continued and prolonged use. Some medications interact with others and are risky for children, the elderly, and expectant or nursing mothers. Still, people use them and doctors prescribe them. That however, does not always mean they’re safe.
Chiropractic care, as mentioned above, is natural. There is no medication given. The hands provide the therapy and since there is no medication and no invasive surgical procedures, it is completely safe. As a matter of fact, chiropractic care is safe for people of any age. The old, young, and even pregnant and nursing women can and should seek relief through this natural form of healthcare.
With pain relievers, think long-term. Pain relievers hide the problem(s), so it is very likely to resurface. This results in the use of more medication. Not only is this risky, but very costly. Even with health insurance covering the cost of most prescription pain medications, their cost adds up over a period of time. Many fear the price of chiropractic care when really most health care insurance policies include chiropractic coverage. Next, continued care isn’t required in all cases, although wellness care is highly recommended. Three appointments with a chiropractor, even if you pay out-of-pocket, are cheaper than years worth of pain medications.
In short, chiropractic care is not only safer, but cheaper, less invasive, and long-lasting. So, the next time you find yourself reaching for pain killers to treat your pain and discomfort, please stop. Make an appointment with your local chiropractor. You might be surprised how simple it is to seek long-lasting or permanent relief.