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Do You Need Prescription Pain Medication?

By Randi Morse

One of the big problems with the modern medical world is that we're still discovering the effects of the products we use. I remember growing up during the time when everyone thought it was fine to smoke indoors. Restaurants had smoking and non-smoking sections and no one had a second thought about allowing adults to smoke around children. We now know how devastating smoking, and second-hand smoking, is. The same is true of prescription pain medication. Most prescription pain medication is considered to be an opioid, and we have only just learned how addictive pain medication can be and how easy it is for a person who is prescribed pain medication to start depending on it to survive.

Chronic Pain

Most over-the-counter pain medication is fine. Medication like ibuprofen, for example, can be extremely helpful when it comes to managing pain and reducing swelling. The problem occurs when you have chronic pain. Chronic pain is the type of pain that continually affects your body and can make completing even the most simple of chores very difficult. People dealing with chronic pain are often prescribed powerful pain medication to help get them through the day. One of the things we have learned is that prescription pain medication can be very addicting and can cause lasting drug problems.

Necessity of Drugs

It's common for people who suffer from chronic pain to become reliant on prescribed pain medication. Yes, the medication helps get you through the day, but it could be masking a serious problem. When your body sends pain signals to your brain it is because it's trying to tell you that something is wrong. The more you ignore the signal, the stronger the pain gets. Prescription strength pain medication blocks those pain signals, so when the medication wears off you may find yourself in more pain than you were before you took the medication. 

Alternative Solutions

Chiropractic care is an excellent alternative solution to chronic pain. A visit to The Joint Chiropractic will help you understand what treatment options your chiropractor has to offer you. With regular visits you may find that your pain has decreased significantly; it may even have disappeared completely. Visit The Joint Chiropractic today for affordable rates and open office hours to see if your chiropractor can help you avoid taking prescription pain medication.

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

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