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Steering Clear of Pain Pills: How to Manage Instead

By Genevieve Cunningham

The abuse of pain pills is a growing problem in today’s world. More and more people are becoming addicted, and then abusing prescription pills. Because of the rampant abuse, many people are choosing to shy away from such serious prescriptions unless necessary. But what deems them necessary? Surely chronic pain would mean prescription pain pills are in your future, right? Not necessarily. Take a look at these other healthy ways to manage pain and feel better than ever without the pills.


What does this include? Any sort of physical activity, especially for the purpose of getting or keeping the body in shape. Why does it work? Because exercise helps to strengthen, stabilize, and stretch the body. When the body is in better condition, it is better able to manage pain for itself. It’s also more likely to avoid injury or further problems that could lead to even more pain in the future.

Proper Diet

What does this include? Eating a well balanced diet and taking supplements that ensure you’re getting the proper nutrients. Why does it work? Because malnutrition further contributes to pain in the body. If the body is getting what it needs, it’s much more likely to heal itself and eliminate areas of discomfort. It also means that the body works more efficiently as a whole. Any time a body is in good condition from a proper diet, every part of it works better, and pain becomes less and less a part of your normal existence.

Chiropractic Care

What does this include? Manual manipulation of the spine in order to keep the body in working condition. Why does it work? As chiropractors adjust the spine, it reduces or eliminates restrictions in the spine. When these are removed, it can eliminate pain as well as improve basic mobility. Chiropractic care also enhances body function as a whole, which means healing is more efficient and overall function is top-notch.

If you would like to try chiropractic care to help manage your pain, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easy and stress-free. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the hassle. Pain pills have their place in the world of medicine and health, but they’re not always the answer. Get rid of your pain and do so in a natural way beginning with a 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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