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Managing Pain Without Medication

Statistics show that close to 50 million people suffer from chronic pain. Not everyone needs to rely on prescription narcotics and opioids to manage chronic pain. It is important to understand where the pain comes from, the types of pain there are, and how this can be managed without prescription medications. If you are interested in pain management without medication in Orange County, we can help you.

What Are the Types of Pain?

There are numerous types of pain that people experience. These include:

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain usually comes gradually and then sticks around for months or even years. Some people may have been dealing with chronic pain for their entire lives. 

Nerve pain

Nerve pain usually stems from inflammation, pressure, and irritation of one or more nerves. This can cause a shooting or shock-like sensations that run down a body part. 

Psychogenic Pain

Psychogenic pain stems from mental health or psychological issues. Examples include depression or anxiety that could lead to chronic pain. 

Sport chiropractor treating a patient in Torrance.

Musculoskeletal Pain

Musculoskeletal pain involves the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. It can develop following a sports injury, a motor vehicle accident, or even a physical assault. 

Chronic Muscle Pain

Chronic muscle pain involves the muscle tissue. Sometimes, this can develop following a sports injury. In other cases, it could develop due to a chronic medical condition. 

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain takes place in the abdomen. Often, this develops due to a gastrointestinal issue, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. It can also develop due to issues with the abdominal muscles themselves. 

Joint Pain

Joint pain is one of the most common types of acute and chronic pain. Many people develop joint pain due to arthritis, including osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Pain Management Treatment and Care

There are multiple ways to manage pain without prescription medication. Examples include:

Treating Chronic Pain

There are multiple options available to treat chronic pain, including acupuncture, chiropractic care, and mind-body techniques. It provides comfort without relying on prescription medications. 

Natural Pain Relief

There are other natural pain relief options, including lifestyle change and physical therapy. The goal is to reduce stress and increase support for vulnerable parts of your body. 

Female patient with leg pain getting chiropractic treatment.

Chiropractic Care for Pain

Chiropractic care is a great way to address certain types of chronic pain. Using adjustments and manipulations, a chiropractor can make sure your spinal cord is properly aligned. 

Spine Pain and Treatments

Corrective exercises can help strengthen certain parts of your spine to reduce the stress placed on your vertebrae and discs.

Treating Foot Pain

Stretching, physical therapy, and injections can also be helpful for treating certain types of foot pain.

Treating Lower Leg Pain

Medical stockings, ice, weight loss, and comprehensive lifestyle changes can help reduce lower leg pain.

Nerve Block Injections and Pain

Nerve blocks deliver a dose of anti-inflammatory medications directly to the source of the injury to numb nerve pain.

Trigger Point Injections

If you have muscular pain, injections can be used to alleviate knots and reduce chronic pain.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Pain stemming from your spinal cord can be treated using low-dose electrical stimulation. This can block pain signals from reaching your brain.

Call Rolling Hills Medical for Pain Management Without Medication in Los Angeles

If you are looking for trained medical professionals who can help you manage your pain without medication in Torrance, we can help you. At Rolling Hills Medical, we always place your needs ahead of our own. We will work with you on joint pain management techniques so that you can enjoy pain relief without medication. We only recommend surgery as a last resort and we offer free new patient consultations. Contact us today to make an appointment with a member of our team!

Dr. Neil Ghodadra
Dr. Neil Ghodadra’s orthopedic practice focuses on minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and hip. His unique background includes extensive training and expertise in cartilage restoration of the knee and joint preserving osteotomy, as well as treatment of complex shoulder conditions, ranging from shoulder instability and rotator cuff repair surgery to shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Ghodadra is fellowship trained in Shoulder and Sports Medicine Surgery and has a particular interest in taking care of athletes.

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