Everyone is looking for a way to eradicate pain and many in our society are compromising their health as long as they are pain-free. The solace of many has been the use of opioids. Nevertheless, the situation is letting loose and turning out to be an addiction. Could physical therapy be the cure many are looking for?
Well, at Oklahoma Physical Therapy, we believe using physical therapy is a better alternative than opioid use. Our trained physical therapists can help you overcome the opioid addiction and pain. But why don’t we administer opioid medication?
Opioid Medication Facts
Although at first, opioid prescription had minimal side effects, it has turned out to be addictive and is posing risks of overdoses and/or drug dependency. In only a decade, opioid usage and deaths from its addiction have quadrupled. More than 2 million US residents have been addicted to opioid medication and are 40 times more probable to switch to illicit drugs like heroin.
Due to these extreme risks, at Oklahoma Physical Therapy, we follow CDC guidelines that direct usage of non-opioid approaches like physical therapy to manage pain. So does physical therapy really help in pain management?
Physical Therapy Vs Pain
Our trained physical therapists carry out an assessment of your situation to determine the cause of your pain. We will provide you with strategies that will help manage your pain while giving you the ability to function independently without opioid medications.
Our physical therapists may use the following methods to ensure you are pain-free:
- Changing your sitting posture
- Using hot and/or cold packs
- Electrical stimulation
When Should you Choose Physical Therapy
- When opioid medication is prescribed to deal with your pain
- When opioids are putting you at a risk of addiction
- In case you are having pains in your back, muscles, knee, and hips among others
- When you want to deal with pain rather than masking it
- In case you are not suffering from cancer and other acute illnesses
What Should You Do?
You don’t have to suffer or mask pain, just visit us at Oklahoma Physical Therapy and start living a drug independent life. Book an appointment with us today and our qualified physical therapists will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to help reduce the physical pain in your life.