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3 Reasons to Skip the Pain Meds

By Genevieve Cunningham

When you experience pain of any kind, it’s almost a natural reaction to reach for the pain reliever. While this is not generally a problem, for those who suffer from chronic pain it could lead to some problems in the future. Chronic pain, and therefore chronic pain pill use, has some seriously negative side effects. If you’d like to beat pain, but are unsure of how to do so, take a look at these reasons to skip the meds and go for another option instead.

They’re Addictive

Just because you use pain pills doesn’t mean that you’ll get addicted, but the potential is there. Most pain medications, especially prescription based medication, has the potential to become addictive to the user. This means that you’ll have to take higher and higher doses to get the same effect, and you may begin to experience some of the drawbacks that come with addiction, such as withdrawal when you run out. While painkillers definitely have their place, their addictive properties can’t be ignored.

They Won’t Cure Your Ailment

One of the most important things to remember about pain meds is that they don’t actually solve your problem. They might alleviate pain, but this in no way solves the source of your problem. Painkillers work more as a mask; they get rid of symptoms without ever really attacking the cause. Can this be beneficial? It can definitely be beneficial in short-term circumstances, but in anything long-term, finding and eliminating the source of pain may be the better course of action.

Because Chiropractic Care is More Effective

More and more people are discovering that chiropractic care is an even better option for long-term pain management. Chiropractors often go after the source of the pain, which in many cases is a misaligned spine. When the spine is properly aligned again, it not only reduces the current feeling of pain, but it may also prevent those pains from returning. Researchers are beginning to discover and report that chiropractic care may be better for your body and more effective in the long run than reaching for the bottle of pain pills.

If you would like to try chiropractic care for your pain, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever with walk-in visits and affordable pricing. You don’t have to worry about money or hassle with busy schedules. Instead, the experience can be low stress and convenient. If you would like to ditch the pain pills but still manage your pain, get to The Joint for a quick visit as soon as today.

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