America is in pain. We take more pain medications than any other country in the world. Our office has the Best Pain Medication Alternatives in Tempe, AZ. Pain medication can be prescribed by a doctor or other healthcare provider, or taken over-the-counter.
We have all heard about the opioid crisis here in America. These are the prescribed pain medications that are available here in Amercia. Opioids are related to the drug heroin. They are made from the same compounds and have the same effects. They don’t fix what is causing the pain, rather just mask the pain by blocking the receptor in the brain that tells you that you are in pain. You may also be prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) or other adjunctive therapies. These medications also do not fix what is causing the pain, they mask the pain in different ways. Some of these medications decrease the natural inflammatory process, while others stop nerve pathways from sending messages. Sure, these will decrease the pain that is perceived, but this also increases the risk of improper healing. Over-the-counter pain medications (including acetaminophen [Brand: Tylenol] and NSAIDs [ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil, Aspirin]) are no better. They too disrupt the body’s natural healing processes and increase the risk of improper healing. In addition to that, ALL of these medications come with unpleasant side effects that may not always be readily noticeable (i.e. liver damage, kidney damage, increased bleeding risk, increased blood pressure and cardiovascular risks, constipation, drowsiness).
This is why we have the Best Pain Medication Alternatives in Tempe, AZ. We don’t want to see anyone have these long-term effects from taking these medications. In addition to the non-invasive treatment options we offer to help stop pain by healing the body, we also have a list of supplements we routinely recommend that are the Best Pain Medication Alternatives in Tempe, AZ.