2 Reasons Your Prescription Isn't Working

By Genevieve Cunningham

Medicine has come a long way over the years. Luckily, we live in a time when medication for illness or pain is readily available. And most of us use it willingly and gratefully. But what happens when your pain medication ceases to work? You’re suddenly experiencing the discomfort once again, and you’re at a loss as to what to do next. If this is you, take a look at what may be causing your medicine to stop working, followed by better ways to deal with chronic pain by checking in with a chiropractor. 

You’ve Become Tolerant

Often times, medicine works well in the beginning. Our bodies aren’t used to the medication, and they respond by feeling pain relief. But once our bodies get used to it, the medicine doesn’t work as well as it used to. We become tolerant, which means that we need more of the drug to make it work. If you’ve been on a prescription for a long period of time, and you’ve noticed that it’s not working as well as it used to, it may be drug tolerance making it difficult to find appropriate relief.

The Cause of the Pain is Still Present

Another important thing to remember about prescription medication is that it is a mask for the actual cause of your problem. It can definitely diminish the pain, but what about the source? Without removing the source of the pain, it’s only going to come back again. If you’re finding medication is working short-term, but the pain is still as present as ever, you may need a method that eliminates the source of pain instead of simply dealing with the symptom.

What Should You Do Instead?

If you suffer from pain in the back or neck, or in the joints, and you want a more natural and effective way to deal with the pain, try getting chiropractic care. Chiropractors go after the source of the pain instead of simply masking the symptoms. They remove restrictions from the vertebrae of the spine, which then eliminates pain and improves mobility because of the way the body parts and nerves are connected. And because of their approach in attacking the source, the pain may be prevented in the future as well.

If you’re ready to ditch the pills and find relief in a natural way, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the hassle. While prescription pain pills have their place, they’re not always the right answer. Get relief and boost your health with a quick trip to The Joint today.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Nashville, Tenn.

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