Pain can be analyzed based on its severity. This can include brief and acute, or chronic conditions. Those suffering often turn to medications for relief. However, long-term use of pain medications can hide its true case. Many have found real relief for healing via chiropractic care. 

Unwanted Side Effects of Pain Medications

General Practitioners are quick to prescribe pain medications for pain. However, these medications come with them an inherent risk for addiction and accidental overdose along with increased tolerance. Narcotics can in fact cause an endless cycle of the more you take, the more you have to take. Eventually conditions such as hyperalgesia can change your nervous system and make you even more sensitive to pain. Alternatively, over-the-counter(OTC) medications aren’t safe either. Ingredients such as acetaminophen can damage the liver. Others can increase your risk of developing ulcers, according to the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Chiropractic Care for Pain Relief

Even if pain is acute, or is long-term, chiropractors can bring real relief. The philosophy of chiropractic medicine is to properly align your musculoskeletal structure in an effort to heal the source of the pain. In contrast with medication or surgery, chiropractic care provides a hands-on solution that increases mobility in joints and frees the body of painful movements.

Which Body Parts Benefit

While many people only head to the chiropractor’s office when they have back pain, these professionals can treat a variety of conditions including neck pain, leg pain, and pain in the arms and shoulders. Headaches can also be relieved by chiropractic care. As nine out of ten Americans get painful headaches, according to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care also provides relief for this condition. Because these headaches often originate in the neck, chiropractors can help the body heal at its source. They can also guide the patient into proper posture, thereby preventing additional problems.

What to Expect

Chiropractors estimate that, of the 22 million Americans who seek their help, back pain brings around 7.7 million, or 35 percent, of them into their offices. There are numerous positive benefits to choosing chiropractic care over pain medications, including reduced costs, real relief, and long-term health benefits. Consider this option to treat your pain and experience relief without risking your health. =

Natural treatments eliminate the cause of side effects that may arise from taking chemicals or drugs. Vital Health Chiropractic of Moon Township, PA, is committed to helping you improve your health in the safest ways possible! Call 412-424-0019 or contact us today in Moon Township, PA, to schedule your appointment.