These are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are in fact very different from one another. Pain relief and pain management. Let’s discuss further.
What is Pain Relief?
Pain relief refers to finding a solution to your pain by fixing the underlying cause and not just treating the outward symptoms. When you feel pain in your knee or your shoulder, it is just a by-product of something going on under the surface. By addressing that root cause, the underlying problem is removed from the equation, which also eliminates the pain from the equation because it no longer has a reason to exist.
What is Pain Management?
Pain management differs from pain relief in that it usually treats the symptom, which is the pain, but not the underlying cause of the pain. As an example, if you have a sore back, pain medication may be prescribed that numbs your pain receptors and enables you to carry on with your day. When the drug wears off, you take another dose, and the cycle continues. This type of pain management can go on for years, without ever addressing what is causing the pain or providing a long-term solution.
Natural Pain Relief Treatments
Finding a long-lasting pain relief solution that does not include pain medication or invasive surgery is often the best way to get the results you need. Most people that experience pain on a daily basis have already sought out multiple treatments without finding success, so it’s important to take action when a promising new treatment is available.
Some of the ways we treat painful conditions naturally include:
Although medications and surgery offer solutions for pain relief and pain management, they are invasive techniques. Medications work by changing the chemical balance in your body, while surgeries have the inherent risks of damaging and scarring tissues. By choosing an all-natural pain relief treatment instead, you can help your body heal and return to your optimal health.
At KB Chiropractic, our team of medical professionals are dedicated to finding the best treatment for your condition. Make an appointment with us today if your pain:
- Prevents you from your daily activities
- Is causing you anxiety, additional stress, or depression
- Has been aggravating for weeks
- Hasn’t improved with any of the treatments you’ve already tried
- Is keeping you away from your family obligations
If you or a loved one is living with pain, it can be emotionally and physically challenging. Call us today for a free consultation so we can help you find relief immediately.