Non-drug treatments can be a great way of relieving pain as they do not pose high risks and side effects like medicinal pain relievers.
FREMONT, CA: Pain relievers are medications that help to alleviate or lessen pain. There are numerous pain medications available, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Some are OTC medications, others are harsher medications that can only be obtained through a doctor's prescription. Opioids are the most potent prescription pain medications. They are pretty effective, but they put people in danger of addiction and overdose. There can be several other side effects of continuous usage of pain relievers, which is a strong reason for people to switch to non-drug treatments.
There are plenty of non-drug treatments that are available to relieve pain, such as:
It entails applying a modest electric current to your nerves or muscles using a gadget. Disrupting or blocking pain impulses can aid in the treatment of pain. There are three types of electrical stimulation: Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES), Deep brain or spinal cord stimulation, and implanted electric nerve stimulation.
Meditation is a mind and body technique that involves focusing attention on anything specific, such as an instrument, a word, a phrase, or your breathing—this aids in the reduction of distracting or unpleasant thoughts or sensations.
Stimulating acupuncture points is a part of acupuncture. Acupuncture can be done in a variety of ways. The most frequent method entails the insertion of tiny needles into the skin. Pressure, electrical stimulation, and heat are some of the other options. Acupuncture is founded on the idea that qi (vital energy) passes through the body in meridians. Acupuncture point stimulation, according to practitioners, can assist in rebalancing the qi, which can handle some pain conditions.
This is a method that involves kneading, rubbing, tapping, and strokes of the body's soft tissues. It may, among other things, help people relax and ease tension and pain.
Heat, ice, exercise, massage, and pressure are all used in physical therapy. It can aid with pain management, muscular conditioning, and strength restoration.
Surgery may be required to relieve significant pain, particularly when it is caused by spinal problems or serious musculoskeletal injuries. Surgery never comes without risk, and it does not always work to relieve pain. As a result, it's critical to discuss all of the risks and benefits with the doctor beforehand.