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Top Pain Treatment Alternatives to Pain Medication

Written By Smyrna Injury Center on November 12, 2018

If you need pain relief, especially for chronic back problems, you may be tempted to try prescription opioid pain killers. However, these pain killers have side effects, and worse, they are very addictive.

Fortunately, there are natural pain treatment options that do not have negative side effects and are not addictive, and you can get them at your Atlanta chiropractor’s office.

Safer Alternatives to Pain Medication

Given the risks that go along with taking pain medication, especially over a long period of time, chiropractic care is a great alternative. Here are just three ways that a comprehensive approach to pain management from your chiropractor can help:

Chiropractic Care

More and more, we are seeing stories in the news about how chiropractic interventions for back pain have helped someone get off the cycle of opioid addiction. One Georgia woman was finding herself on a vicious cycle of pain killers that would cause side effects, only to cause even worse side effects when she tried to stop taking them. 

With the help of an Atlanta chiropractor, she was able to kick the drugs. Now, the Georgia Chiropractic Association is working with lawmakers to make chiropractic care more affordable through lower co-pays. Additionally, doctors would be required to recommend chiropractic care as a first line of attack against pain rather than addictive pain killers. 

Spinal Decompression

Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a gentle way of expanding the space between the disks of the spine, reducing pressure on the disks. This can help bulging or herniated disks to heal, and it reduces back pain.

Looking for Natural Pain Treatment in the Atlanta Area?

Smyrna Injury Center has been helping people with pain relief in the Marietta area since 1998. We offer chiropractic care, therapeutic massage, and nonsurgical spinal decompression, along with many other natural treatments. Contact us today at (770) 955-3502.

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