5 Non-Drug Ways to Manage Your Chronic Pain

5 Non-Drug Ways to Manage Your Chronic Pain

Although many drugs are available to address chronic pain conditions, sometimes the risks of taking them outweigh their benefits.

At Klarity Clinic, our ketamine specialists offer comprehensive therapies to address one of the most harmful side effects: drug addiction. Such addictions can develop in those with chronic pain and can be difficult to overcome. Our customized ketamine infusion therapies reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, so you can beat your addiction to pain medications for good.

If you still need help managing chronic pain without relying on opioids or other powerful drugs, it’s time to consider other strategies for pain relief. Here are five effective ways to keep your pain under control without putting your health at risk:

1. Physical therapy

Physical therapy uses exercises, muscle manipulation, and cold or heat therapy to relieve pain. Therapy can also improve muscle strength and flexibility to lower your risk for additional injuries and pain.

2. Massage

Massage therapy isn’t just a luxury service. Regular massages reduce muscle tension, improve blood circulation, and support your body’s ability to heal itself. This therapy also helps reduce stress, which can worsen chronic pain conditions.

3. Electrical stimulation

Electrical stimulation uses low currents of electricity to interfere with pain signals. Blocking these signals from traveling to your brain can provide long-lasting pain relief and reduce your reliance on prescription pain relievers.

4. Mindful techniques

There’s a bigger emphasis these days on the importance of mindfulness. Methods like meditation, breathwork, and other relaxation techniques have a positive effect on both your physical and mental health, relieving pain, lowering blood pressure, and minimizing your daily stress.

5. Acupuncture

Acupuncture uses thin needles to stimulate specific pressure points in your body to restore balance in your body’s energy flow, increase blood flow, and ease tension in your muscles and soft tissues. Experienced practitioners can address a wide range of illnesses and chronic pain conditions with this ancient practice.

What to do when pain medications become a problem

The intensity of chronic pain can lead people into misusing or abusing medications or alcohol as a means of numbing the pain. A situation like this can quickly spiral out of control and trigger an addiction that disrupts your entire life.

If you’re struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, our team at Klarity Clinic can help. We provide nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and ketamine infusions that help you overcome addiction without the additional pain withdrawals can cause.

NAD+ works on a cellular level to detoxify your body from opiates, stimulants, and other addictive drugs. Ketamine, which is a surgical anesthetic, creates new neural pathways in your brain, reducing anxiety and enhancing your brain’s performance, allowing you to kick your addiction to drugs for good.

If you’re caught up in the vicious cycle of chronic pain and addiction, schedule a consultation to learn more about the benefits of ketamine infusion therapy. You can book an appointment online or call the Klarity Clinic office near you today. 

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