Chronic Pain Management Olympia

Looking for a natural approach to chronic pain management in Olympia?

Commonly known as one of the most addictive substances, pharmaceutical painkillers are something many people resort to when the continuous pain becomes too much to handle.  They might think that there are no other options. But there are. If you’re dealing with lasting pain, come by Natural Medicines & Family Practice and let us help you with chronic pain management in Olympia. We can show you some alternatives to strong prescription drugs and give you the pros and cons to see if our natural choices are right for you.

Are the side effects worth it?

While over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical drugs are effective for reducing pain–at least for awhile–they also put you at risk for many harmful side effects, some that may be worse than the pain you are experiencing. Acetaminophen, for instance, can severely damage the liver. Narcotics are effective short-term, but for long-term use, have risk of addiction. As the body becomes tolerant to their use over time, it will require a higher dose for the same effect. These drugs influence the pain and pleasure receptors in your body along with regulating pain, which is why they can be so dangerous. Along with reducing pain, many people feel a sense of happiness or euphoria, and that heightened feeling becomes something the body starts to crave. Then, of course, there are the minor side effects such as constipation, vomiting, itching and much more, depending on how your body reacts.

What are some alternatives for chronic pain relief?

Chronic pain management OlympiaWe believe that a combination of conventional and alternative medicine works best, as neither option should be entirely eliminated. When you have chronic pain, you might think that artificial painkillers are the only option, but there are many variables that can cause your symptoms and consequently, many possibilities for treatment.

  • Diet and lifestyle are major factors in chronic pain. What you eat is absorbed into your body, and if it’s unhealthy, the pain can be a result of your body disagreeing with its source of nutrients.
  • New, less harmful drugs are constantly being developed. Some of these, such as medical marijuana, may be an appropriate alternative to conventional drugs depending on your situation.
  • Medicinal herbs and supplements are also an option. All of our supplements come with a certificate of analysis, proving that the claims about ingredient levels are in fact correct.
  • As we try to find the source of your pain instead of treating the symptoms, we use a whole-body, holistic approach to identify what’s causing your pain and suggest suitable treatments.

Choose us for alternative, natural treatments

Our unique approach using a combination of conventional and alternative treatments to medicine makes us the best choice in Olympia. Not only do we have alternatives for back and nerve pain, but can help with anxiety and depression and other lasting issues too. This includes natural treatment for circulation as well as blood sugar management. So give us a call or contact us today to schedule an appointment or over-the-phone consultation for chronic pain management in Olympia and much more!