If you’re dealing with chronic pain, you know the challenges each day brings you. However, you may be afraid to turn to pain medication because of the risk of dependency. Before you turn to Opioids or other medications, you may want to consider physical therapy for your chronic pain management.
Below are a few reasons this may be the right option for you.
To Treat the Pain Instead of Masking It
Opioids are not a great long term pain management option for many people, and may even increase or prolong pain in some patients. Therefore, finding a more sustainable solution to treat chronic pain could be safer for you.
With physical therapy, patients can improve their quality of life through movement and exercise. You may have the opportunity to improve and treat your pain instead of attempting to mask it with other options.
To Take Charge of Your Pain
Some people believe that having chronic pain means you’ll have to suffer through the pain for many years – perhaps the rest of your life. That does not have to be the case for everyone. You can become an active participant in improving your quality of life through physical therapy to help take the steps to less painful days.
Some physicians claim that getting active and moving toward normal life activities are some of the best ways to help chronic pain patients. In this way, your day-to-day life can become easier to navigate if you take an active role in moving more and following prescribed exercises.
To Side-Step Potential Future Issues
Taking any sort of medication comes with its risks, and pain medication is no different. Perhaps you don’t want to deal with one of the many common negative side effects of pain medication, including dizziness, nausea, constipation, physical dependence, tolerance, and more.
Or, you may want to strengthen other areas of your body for future injury prevention. Physical therapy is a great option to avoid those, and many other, potential issues.
At Edge Physical Therapy, we may be able to help with your chronic pain. Contact us today for an assessment to see if we can assist in your drug-free pain management options.