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Non-Opioid Pain Management Solutions

Non-Opioid Pain Management Solutions

According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), “millions of prescriptions are written every year for pain medications — many of them powerful opioids that can cause side effects and lead to addiction.” Non-opioid pain management can be a safer alternative.

There are several reasons why non-opioid chronic pain management is better than medication. Opioid medications can be addictive and have several side effects, including constipation, nausea, and respiratory depression. Non-opioid treatments are generally safer and have fewer side effects, which makes them a better choice for individuals who are looking to manage their pain long-term.

Non-opioid chronic pain management can be more effective at reducing pain. While opioid medications can provide short-term pain relief, they are often not able to address the underlying causes of the pain. Non-opioid treatments, such as physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care, can help to address the root causes of chronic pain and provide long-term relief, are more cost-effective, and can help individuals maintain their independence and quality of life.

Opioid medications can adversely impact an individual’s daily life, causing drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, and impaired mobility. Non-opioid treatments, on the other hand, can help individuals maintain their independence and normal daily activities.

Overall, non-opioid chronic pain management is a better alternative to medication because it is safer, more effective, more cost-effective, and helps individuals to maintain their independence and quality of life. If you are suffering from chronic pain, it’s worth considering non-opioid treatments to manage your symptoms and improve your overall well-being.

NWRTW has one of the only structured, intensive, multi-disciplinary programs in the state of Washington for treating chronic pain. You can learn more about our unique approach HERE.

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