What is Non-pharmaceutical (non-medication) Treatment?
Non-pharmaceutical form of therapy plays an important role in treatment and long-term management of pain. These therapies not only help relieve pain, but they also serve to strengthen the body and help prevent re-injury or recurrence of the pain.
What are the various therapies under chronic pain control?
Physical therapy – a trained professional perform physical acts (massage, heat therapy, varying exercises) in a facility or at home to decrease pain
Acupuncture – a professional acupuncturist places needles in specific parts of your body to relieve pain and release endorphins to reduce pain
Transcutaneous Electro-Nerve Stimulator (TENS) – small units that provide stimulation around the area of pain to release a variety of pain symptoms
Bracing (of Low back, Neck or Knees) to stabilize the area and allow for pain reduction.
How it benefits?
- Relieves chronic and acute pain
- Brings positive changes to lifestyle and pain management
- Patient can resume the daily routine
- Significant pain reduction and swelling
- Means to avoid surgery