Freedom From Pain Without Drugs
One of the benefits of having in been in practice for over thirty years is having developed a skill set that is less reliant on drugs for pain control. Many people receive pain medication in hopes of achieving relief. While there is nothing wrong with that approach pain medicines for the most part don’t fix anything. And the longer you take them the less effective they are. In additions medications come with a cost. While they are generally considered to be safe and effective or the FDA would not have approved them side effects including altered mental status, weight gain, and a whole host of other medical conditions can and do occur. For those who rely solely upon a medication approach the risk of these side effects increases over time and they still have not done anything to address the underlying condition. Clearly medications play an important role in the treatment of chronic, complex pain conditions but they are not an end point, just a tool. And they can be expensive too. By focusing on a diagnostic regimen that isolates the root cause of the pain and then a treatment program directed at fixing the problem long term outcomes can be improved and the use of medications to cover up symptoms reduced. Learn more about options to diagnose and treat pain at piedmontpmr.com.