How Do You Deal With Chronic Pain Without Medication?

October 11, 2019 0 Comment

How Do You Deal With Chronic Pain Without Medication?

Sometimes conventional medicine like prescription medication is not an effective treatment for chronic pain. We see many clients with chronic pain associated with certain medical conditions, such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. Some people living with chronic pain can find relief with complementary and alternative medicine like Muscle Activation Technique

Complementary and integrative health practices, like comprehensive pain specialist, physical therapy, and natural supplements, are a growing market in the US. More individuals find these noninvasive practices are just as effective as pain medication without all the side effects of the medication. From fibromyalgia to headaches to neck pain, These treatments have the potential to help alleviate your pain and other symptoms and to give you a better quality of life. 

4 Ways to Relieve Chronic Pain Without Drugs

Regular exercise: Exercise may be the last thing on your mind when you’re in pain. But light activity can actually help you recover. Some exercise like walking, biking or swimming can loosens stiff muscles and improve blood flow. These can both speed up your body’s natural healing process and prompt recovery. Personal Training can also help with directing how to effectively exercise with pain. MASJ can offer just that.

Integrative medicine techniques: When you think of medicine, most think of pills. These techniques are medicine for the whole body to work together, integrative. This include yoga, acupuncture, and therapy in order to tap into the mind-body connection. Since 1979, research for integrative therapy has been growing and has valid evidence that shows the connection between the mind and body is greater than previously appreciated. Integrative techniques combine the power of breath, movement and mindfulness to relieve pain by calming unhealthy activity in the mind.

Stress management: Stress plays a huge part in pain management. There is a strong connection in the brain between stress and pain which can amplify. Everyone deals with stress in their own way though finding healthy ways to cope with the pressures of everyday life can help you gain peace of mind and control of your symptoms. 

Physical therapy: Stretching and strengthening muscles with the help of a physical therapist not only relieves pain, but can prevent it from coming back. Pain Management Therapy can also improve overall muscle functioning, which reduces possible strain and risk of injury in the long run.

Muscle Activation San Jose offers a specific type of physical therapy called Muscle Activation Technique. Contact us today for a free consultation and get off the pills and enjoy life more.

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