Alternatives to Drugs for Treating Pain

Recent research has demonstrated that the mind, along with other non-pharmacological remedies, can be powerful medicine to relieve many kinds of chronic or recurrent pains, especially low back pain.

Drug-free pain management is now a top priority among researchers at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, a division of the National Institutes of Health. A comprehensive summary of the effectiveness of nondrug treatments for common pain problems – back pain, fibromyalgia, severe headache, knee arthritis and neck pain.

The American College of Physicians recently issued new non-drug guidelines for treating chronic or recurrent back pain, a condition that afflicts approximately one-quarter of adults at a cost to the country in excess of $100 billion a year.  If you are interested, here is the link to the full article.

If you are suffering from any of these debilitating injuries or diseases, please call 410.381.1574 or email to schedule an appointment to figure out the best way to treat without non-pharmacological remedies.

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