Drug-Free Ways to Deal With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be brutal and debilitating. It’s the reason many people rely on opioids and pain meds just to get through the day. While there are times when medication is useful (if handled responsibly), there are also drug-free ways to deal with chronic pain. 

The team at Boston PainCare is made up of pain management specialists with expertise in minimizing your chronic pain while helping you regain mobility and normal functions.

We have three offices in Waltham, Natick, and Concord, Massachusetts, to serve you. Our expert providers understand that pain management involves both physical and psychological elements, and they’re prepared with all the tools to help you achieve a better quality of life, from extensive treatment plans to integrative, long-term solutions.

Negative side effects of pain meds

The most talked about and dangerous side effects of pain medications are becoming addicted to them, or worse, death by overdose. Almost 2 million people in the US have a substance use disorder related to prescription opioids. And in the period from 2010 to 2016, the number of deaths due to overdose doubled to 42,000. 

Pain medication can be especially dangerous when mixed with alcohol and other medication, like sleeping pills, some antibiotics, and antidepressants. 

Opioids and pain meds take a huge physical toll on the body, and they also create emotional and mental problems. In addition to the sobering statistics mentioned above, opioids can cause damage to several organs, like the liver and kidney. They can also cause respiratory issues such as choking and difficulty breathing, especially while asleep. 

Other side effects include: hallucinations, weakened immunity, constipation, nausea, or vomiting, and dizziness. It also leads to increased health care costs, which could have a major impact on your quality of life.

Drug-free treatments for chronic pain

Our team of doctors and clinical staff know the power of an integrative approach to chronic pain. In addition to the psychological and emotional support you’ll need from us, as well as from your family and friends, Boston PainCare has a full range of alternative pain management treatments to deal with your specific pain issues. 

These include:

We know there will be times when you may need pain medication, and we’ll always prescribe them responsibly. Our doctors will monitor your condition to make sure you’re not having any issues or major side effects. Our goal is to eliminate your chronic pain, or if not possible, to minimize and manage the pain as much as possible. 

With our drug-free treatments, we can improve your quality of life and get you back to your normal, daily routines. Call us or use the request Appointment button here to make an appointment today.

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