Of those prescribed opioids for chronic pain, 21 to 29% misuse them, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. As the opioid crisis continues, Dynamic Health & Pain Management is working to provide a solution. We’re combatting this national health emergency with natural, non-invasive integrative medicine therapies that don’t involve a prescription.
Below, we break down some of the most common treatment methods that can be used in place of addictive opioids.
Integrative Medicine Options for Pain Management
Acupuncture is one of the most effective integrative medicines available for the management of pain — especially that of the lower back, neck, and knees. During each acupuncture treatment, a healthcare professional inserts very thin needles into the skin or tissues to help alleviate pain in a specific area.
Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years to sustain both mental and physical fitness. This exercise blends breath control, simple meditation, and specific postures to improve flexibility, boost strength, and aid in relaxation. Yoga is often used to help people suffering from chronic pain conditions, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and lower back pain.
Massage therapy provides pain relief for chronic pain conditions, from back pain to arthritis. Besides mitigating pain, massages performed by medical professionals can also decrease tension and anxiety, and improve your overall quality of life.
Cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil is a non-surgical treatment used to reduce pain and inflammation in people with chronic conditions. At Dynamic Health & Pain Management, we carry CBD products from Floyd’s of Leadville, a company founded by Floyd Landis.
As a professional cyclist, Landis was disqualified from the 2006 Tour de France after taking opioids to manage pain after a hip replacement surgery. He was banned from professional cycling altogether and began relying on opioids for both pain and depression relief. After discovering the power of CBD, Landis weaned himself off the habit-forming painkillers he was addicted to and founded Floyd’s of Leadville to help others.
Integrative Medicine in Charlotte, NC
Dynamic Health & Pain Management uses a number of integrative medicine therapies to treat the whole person. Meet our team of diverse healthcare professionals dedicated to helping you manage chronic pain through non-prescription, non-surgical techniques. Contact us today to book a complimentary consultation.