It’s natural to want relief from pain. Prescription opioids, as well as other medications, can provide short-term solutions for pain. But many alternative treatment options often work better for long-term pain management—all without the risks of addiction.
Effective Pain Management Alternatives
Uses needles to stimulate points on or under the skin to balance the body's energy and encourage healing.
Adjusts the body’s alignment to improve function and help the body heal itself.
Helps rehabilitate injuries and improve stiffness and soreness.
Helps to shift the mind’s focus to something quiet and calm, helping to reduce inflammation.
Mental Health Therapy
Helps treat issues like anxiety or depression that can coincide with chronic pain.
Helps reduce general pain and, depending on the medication, inflammation.
Helps alleviate inflammation and stiffness, while restoring flexibility and strength.
Targets specific areas of the body with steroids or numbing medication.
Helps reduce tension in muscles and increases flexibility, circulation, and range of motion.
Promotes relaxation and flexibility through body postures and meditation.
Safe Tips for Managing Pain
Find Positive Distractions
Activities like reading or cooking can take your mind off your pain.
Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Healthy amounts of sleep support your well-being and immune system.
Recognize when you’re feeling good and avoid undoing positive progress.
Track Your Pain Daily
Monitor your progress and process your emotions.
Rise Above The Challenge
If you're a student athlete, you know a thing or two about sports injuries. But did you know that the pain medications given for sports injuries can be addictive? Rise above the challenge and talk to a parent, coach, or trainer about alternative ways you can heal faster and get back in the game sooner.