At Noriega Chiropractic Clinics, we understand how an acute or chronic condition can cause immense pain and frustration, and there are a number of solutions to choose from when searching for effective treatment. Some of these can include medication, surgery, and chiropractic care. While there are many different pain management options out there, it’s important for you to understand each of them in-depth before making a final decision.
Know Your Options
When you are searching for an effective, long-lasting solution for your chronic pain, looking into all of your options is vital before deciding on the treatment plan that’s best for you. There are many different pain management options you can choose from that come with many positives and negatives:
Medication: When you come to your doctor complaining of severe pain, oftentimes the first thing many doctors will do is prescribe you with some type of painkiller. While this may bring temporary relief, it doesn’t do anything to address the underlying issue beneath the surface. Because the source of your pain is never directly addressed, the problem persists and can even worsen over time, causing even greater, chronic damage.
Surgery: Another pain management option that you may find recommended to you is surgery. This involves a very invasive process that requires a lengthy amount of time for recovery post-treatment, leaving you bedridden and unable to participate in the activities you enjoy for days, weeks, or even months in more severe cases. Additionally, surgery can open you up to the risk of infection, or complications during the surgical procedure.
Chiropractic care: Chiropractic care is a non-surgical, drug-free treatment that uses natural, hands-on manipulations to realign the spine and assist your body in healing itself more quickly. Getting a chiropractic adjustment not only manages the pain you are experiencing, but it relieves it at the source to get straight to the root of your condition for pain relief that lasts.