Find Relief Without the Risks! Say Goodbye to Pain Management Drugs Today

Find Relief Without the Risks! Say Goodbye to Pain Management Drugs Today Feb5th 2021

If you are looking for a more meaningful solution to your pain, consider physical therapy.

It is no secret that pain is an annoyance that can sometimes hinder your quality of life. However, it can also be your body’s way of sending you a message. Sometimes pain can be a result of an underlying condition that you might not even know about. 

Medication can be used to provide short-term relief, but if you are suffering from a chronic condition, it won’t change anything in the long-term. 

Physical therapy has been proven to provide long-term effects and the results can be felt after just a couple of short sessions. Contact Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists today for more information on our treatment services!

Why physical therapy?

Physical therapy is an effective form of long-term treatment, which is something that drugs simply cannot do in the long run. Once we understand the actual origin point of your pain, we can prescribe a physical therapy regimen aimed at reducing (or, in some cases, completely correction) that functional abnormality. 

Our physical therapists may start by addressing your immediate discomfort with passive physical therapy techniques. These natural treatment techniques can include any combination of:

  • Deep tissue massage to decrease inflammation of your internal tissues.
  • Hot and cold compresses to reduce swelling and inflammation.
  • Electrical muscle stimulation to stimulate your body’s natural painkillers (endorphins) through tiny amounts of electrical current.
  • Ultrasound therapy to enhance blood flow and relax tight muscle fibers through sound waves.

Once you’re responding to passive physical therapy, our physical therapist will introduce you to an active physical therapy plan. They will prescribe exercises that address both localized pain and referred pain problems. 

For example, gentle stretching exercises can loosen tight, painful muscles and increase mobility in arthritic joints, while core training exercises can correct your balance and relieve chronic strain or neurological symptoms in the body.

What’s the difference between acute and chronic pain?

The cause of acute pain can sometimes be easily determined, especially if it is the result of an automobile accident, a sport or work injury, or a surgical operation. With acute pain, the discomfort generally fades as the affected part of the body heals. 

However, chronic pain is a bit different. The cause of chronic pain may be more difficult to determine, and it can linger for months or even years before the reason is diagnosed and relief is found. Chronic pain may be the result of:

  • General muscle weakness, due to poor posture or an unbalanced body, that can cause knots or spasms.
  • Chronic pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia, which may affect nerves and muscles.
  • Chronic overuse injuries, such as tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, or carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Areas of internal scar tissue buildup that can restrict neighboring muscles and connective tissues. 
  • Extended lack of use, such as a lengthy recovery period after a procedure, that can cause the affected area to feel stiff or “frozen.”
  • Degenerative joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis, which produce chronic pain and inflammation.

Modern medicine tends to turn to drugs early and often, in an effort to alleviate pain problems. Unfortunately, this approach doesn’t always work in the long run. The drugs may mute the pain while they’re in your system, but the underlying problem that’s causing the pain remains untreated. 

As long as that untreated condition persists, so will your long-term pain – meaning an endless cycle of drugs, pain, and then more drugs. This may force you to use more and more medication as your pain continues to linger, which can become problematic as certain drugs can come with harmful side effects and addictive chemicals.

Kick potentially harmful pain relief drugs to the curb today!

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), non-pharmaceutical pain treatment is actually preferred over pharmaceutical pain treatment, and in most cases, they even do a better job at controlling pain. 

Our physical therapists can help you get to the root of your problems and stop your pain at its source, without the need for harmful drugs. Call Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists today to schedule your appointment, and we’ll get you started on your path toward long-lasting pain relief.


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