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Weighing Pain Relief Options: Get the Scoop

By Genevieve Cunningham

Pain relief is serious business. Since every person has suffered, currently suffers, or will suffer from discomfort, there are entire industries devoted to helping people find relief. And yet, the majority of pains go untreated or remain even after treatment occurs. Why? Perhaps it’s because most people don’t take the right approach. They look to stop the pain -- which is good -- but not always to eliminate the source. If you’re looking for long-term pain relief, take a look at these common pain relief options, and one way to attack it at the source.

Some Common Options

There are many different options when it comes to pain relief. A few of the most commonly used include:

  • Over-the-counter pain reliever - A simple pain reliever that can be bought at almost any store works for mild pains. But this method only works for a temporary amount of time. Once the medication wears off, the pain returns.

  • Prescription pain relievers - Stronger than over-the-counter medication, prescription pills offer pain relief for even severe pains. But just like their over-the-counter cousins, prescription pills only work for a set amount of time. This method also brings the additional risks of tolerance, addiction, and debilitating side effects.

  • Heating pads and ice - Depending on the kind of pain you’re experiencing, a doctor might recommend heat or ice. This can alleviate inflammation (ice) as well as pain (both). This offers little in the way of long-term relief, and generally only works for milder pains.

  • Chiropractic care - For many pains, chiropractic care is the best option. It can work for both mild and severe pains, brings very few (if any) negative side effects, and attacks pain at the source, meaning the discomfort doesn’t always come back when the treatment wears off. Chiropractors remove restrictions from the vertebrae of the spine, thus reducing tension, and with regular visits, boost health for the rest of your life.

If you would like to try chiropractic care to alleviate pain, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. When it comes to pain, chiropractic care is an excellent option. Get a little relief and a serious boost in health beginning with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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

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