Pain can be a helpful messenger, an alert that something in your body needs fixing ‒ but it can also be an agonizing annoyance that ruins your quality of life.
To make matters worse, many pain problems are rooted in deep-set underlying conditions, often originating in a different part of the body than the part exhibiting symptoms.
Medication may mask your pain temporarily, but it isn’t going to solve a chronic underlying functional problem.
If you’ve been losing more and more of your mobility and productivity due to chronic pain, you may be disappointed by the usefulness of painkilling drugs or even alarmed by the potential dangers of such drugs.
Fortunately, you have a safer, more effective path toward pain management: physiotherapy.
For a more meaningful pain solution, take advantage of the drug-free options we offer at Expert Physio Plus.
Our physiotherapists can succeed where painkilling drugs fail. Once we understand the actual origin point of your pain, we can prescribe a physiotherapy regimen aimed at correcting (or at least reducing) that functional abnormality.
Our physiotherapists may start by addressing your immediate discomfort with passive physiotherapy techniques. These natural treatment techniques can include any combination of:
Once you’re responding to passive physiotherapy, we can introduce active physiotherapy. Our physiotherapists can prescribe exercises that address both localized pain and referred pain problems.
For instance, gentle stretching exercises from our physiotherapists can loosen tight, painful muscles and increase mobility in arthritic joints, while core training exercises that correct your balance may relieve chronic strain or neurological symptoms in the body.
How effective is physiotherapy as a drug-free natural pain solution? The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) states that non-pharmaceutical pain treatment is to be preferred over pharmaceuticals such as opioids ‒ and may actually do a better job of controlling pain conditions.
Beyond extreme physical risk, over-reliance on prescription painkillers can have other detrimental effects on your health.
Withdrawal symptoms can be harrowing. And while you’re still using them, opioids can lead to depression, which sets up a vicious cycle of self-medicating in order to feel better emotionally as well as physically.
The cause of acute pain may be clear enough, especially if it accompanies an auto accident injury, work injury, infection, operation or other event.
As the affected part of your body heals, the pain generally fades away. But this is not necessarily the case with some forms of pain. Chronic pain may linger for months or years with no obvious cause in sight. This pain may be due to:
Modern medicine tends to turn to drugs early and often in an effort to alleviate pain problems. Unfortunately, this approach may turn out to be nothing more than a stopgap.
The drugs may mute the pain for a few hours, but the underlying problem that’s causing the pain remains untreated. As long as that problem persists, so will your long-term pain problems.
This may force you to use more and more medication ‒ a troubling proposition, especially for addictive personalities or individuals who are already on other medications.
Our physiotherapists are ready to help you stop your pain at its source, with no need for drugs. Call Expert Physio Plus today to schedule your appointment!