Pain Management Without Medication: Three Effective Options

Pain Management Without Medication: Three Effective Options

Whether your pain is from an acute injury or a degenerative condition, getting control over it is vital for healing and health. Though there are many safe and effective pain medications, you can gain control over your discomfort without drugs.

At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, our chiropractic physician and family nurse practitioner, Dr. Trace Alexander, takes a comprehensive approach to pain management, using a variety of methods to reduce discomfort.

Here, we want to share some of our most effective drug-free treatment options for pain management.

1. Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care is a holistic and conservative approach to health and wellness that supports your body’s ability to heal itself. Dr. Alexander is an experienced chiropractic physician who uses many techniques to help heal the root cause of your pain, including:

Our primary focus with chiropractic care is on the alignment of your spine. Your spine supports your upper body, protects your spinal cord, and provides exit points for all the nerves that go to the rest of your body.

Misalignments of the spine compress or irritate the spinal nerves, affecting communication between the brain and spinal cord and the rest of your body. Though pain is a common symptom of spinal nerve compression, spinal misalignment may also cause other health problems like indigestion or fatigue

Improving spine alignment restores nervous system communication, improving function and reducing pain. 

2. Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an alternative pain-management treatment that’s been practiced for thousands of years. We provide acupuncture treatments in our office to reduce pain.

Insertion of the needles into specific points of the body stimulates nerves and muscles and the release of your body’s natural pain killers. The needles also activate chemicals that help you relax and boost your mood. 

Stress and depression exacerbate pain. Regular acupuncture treatments lower stress levels, providing long-term pain relief without medication. 

3. Therapeutic massage

Therapeutic massage uses varying degrees of pressure and movement to manipulate muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue, easing tightness and improving range of motion. Many medical providers use therapeutic massage as a complementary treatment for conditions like cancer, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.

Therapeutic massage minimizes pain by helping you relax, reducing stress, and easing muscle tension. 

We also offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, a form of regenerative medicine, for pain management. These injections contain a high concentration of your healing platelets, which enhance the body’s repair process.

Are you looking for a more holistic approach to pain management? We can help you get relief from your discomfort without medications. Call one of our offices in Plano or Addison, Texas, or book an appointment online today.

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