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Forget Opioids: Chiropractic and Natural Pain Relief Alternatives

Written By South Centre Chiropractic Clinic & Summerside Chiropractic on November 5, 2018

It’s hard to find a family in Edmonton that hasn’t suffered from the opiate epidemic in one way or another.

What often starts as an innocent treatment for post-surgery pain frequently turns into a life or death struggle for years.

But natural pain relief alternatives are available – and very effective for chronic pain. 

Opioids Shouldn’t be a First Line of Defense Against Pain in Edmonton

In 2017 alone, nearly 4,000 people died across Canada from opioid-related incidents. A staggering 92% of these deaths were accidental. 

How did we get into this mess? 

Although things are starting to change, too many doctors made a habit of prescribing opioid pain killers as a first line of defense against all types of pain – chronic or acute. 

Not only are opiates addictive, but they aren’t the best tool for treating pain. In fact, you shouldn’t consider any drug a be-all, end-all treatment for chronic pain.

Medications like opiates, ibuprofen, and even aspirin simply mask the pain – they don’t treat the problem at its source. Sure, there are situations when it’s perfectly safe to take an aspirin for the occasional headache or sore back, but this won’t do much to rid your body of pain in the long-run.

How Chiropractic Offers Drug-Free Natural Pain Relief Alternatives

Here’s the good news: chiropractic care offers a broad range of drug-free alternatives.

Chiropractic care is comprehensive by nature: doctors treat the whole body and identify problems at their sources. Not only that, but your Edmonton chiropractor will create a personalized treatment plan using multiple techniques and modalities.

  • Budget Friendly: Chiropractic care can reduce the need for expensive surgeries making it a financial-friendly alternative to conventional medical treatment. Studies show you can save 20% to 40% by seeing a chiropractor instead of a conventional doctor.
  • Faster, Long-Lasting Results: Research indicates that chiropractic treatment often produces a reduction in pain faster than traditional medical treatment. 
  • Non-Invasive: Chiropractors want to find the least invasive solution to pain relief and will never recommend surgery unless it’s absolutely medically necessary.
  • Drug-Free: Your chiropractor might offer supplement recommendations but he or she will never prescribe you dangerous opiates or other drugs. 

From headaches and jaw pain to text neck and joint pain, chiropractic care offers natural pain relief alternatives to treat just about any condition.

Call South Centre Chiropractic Clinic at (780) 432-1400, or Summerside Chiropractic Clinic at (780) 705-0991 today to find out how Dr. Darrell J. Morin with nearly 20 years of experience and his team of chiropractors can relieve your pain without drugs today.

Posted In: Chiropractic Natural Pain Relief