Maybe It's Time to Stop the Pain Pills

By Genevieve Cunningham

We live in a world full of wonderful and effective modern medicine. As a whole, we're so grateful for antibiotics and modern surgeries and pain pills and all of the other wonderful methods that keep us well. But even with our gratitude overflowing, there are some downsides to our easy access to medicine. And one of the most overused and most problematic seems to be the use of pain pills. If you're using pain pills or know someone dependent on these medications, take a look at why it might be time to stop and consider what you can do to manage the pain instead. 

What's the Problem With Pain Pills?

Pain pills aren't always a problem. Sometimes they do exactly what they're supposed to do and nothing more. They block pain. But other times, pain pills create more problems than they solve. If you're prescribed this medication over a long period of time, you may find your tolerance go up, which may then lead to addiction. Some people experience side effects even when they take the medication exactly as prescribed. These might include nausea, fatigue, headaches, and an inability to concentrate. When these side effects or an addiction takes place, the pills may not be worth it compared to their original purpose.

Do Pain Pills Have a Place in Health?

Pain pills absolutely have a place in the world of health. If you've ever had a surgery or major procedure, you know that pain pills are a lifesaver. Dental pain? You'll need help. Broken bones? Again, you'll need help. The key is to use the pills in the correct instances, and skip the pills when there is another option available.

How Do We Manage Pain Without?

If you want to go without pain pills, there are other ways to manage the pain. The method that you choose may be dependent on your type of pain. In general, there are two proven methods that everyone can use in their life. The first is regular exercise. Exercise loosens muscles, builds strength, and improves function in the body. The second method is regular chiropractic care. Chiropractic care works because the spine is so intricately connected to other areas of the body. When you improve its health, everything else improves too. Many notice improvements in pain, flexibility, headaches, the immune system, sleep, and various other areas of their health and life.

If you are ready to try chiropractic care in your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At  The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing plan to get the care you need without worrying over every little detail. Pain pills have a place, but so does chiropractic care! Get some relief and a boost in health with a stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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