What else can I do besides taking pain medication to feel better?
Holistic healing is one alternative medicine to pain management and an overall better quality of life.
What is holistic healing?
Holistic healing is the practice of integrating conventional and alternative medicine practices. Focus on the person as whole; mind, body, and spirit. For example acupuncture, aromatherapy, yoga, and meditation.
What benefits do you get from holistic healing?
It can give you a quicker relief of pain while improving your overall health.
Can yoga help with pain management?
Yes, certain yoga stretches and poses can be beneficial to pain management.
Does holistic healing work for everyone?
Yes, holistic healing works for everyone because it focuses on healing through the body and mind.
Do I qualify for Pain Management?
You must be seen on a monthly basis. Patients under 31 years of age must additionally provide medical records. Not sure if you qualify? Call us with questions at 720-519-1236.
When should I take pain medication?
Don't wait until pain becomes severe to take pain medication. Pain is easier to control when it is mild. You should take your pain medication regularly, just as prescribed. Sometimes this means taking medicine on a regular schedule, even when you don't feel pain.
Will I become addicted to narcotic pain medications?
Not necessarily, if you take your medication exactly as prescribed. A person's likelihood of becoming addicted depends, in part, on his or her addiction history. Addiction is less likely if you have never abused drugs or had an addictive disorder. Ask your doctor about any concerns you may have.
Why do I need to keep taking more of my medicine to have the same effect?
This situation occurs when you have developed tolerance to a drug. Tolerance is a normal physiological response to narcotics and occurs when the initial dose of a substance loses its effectiveness over time. Changing the dose or the medication often solves the problem. Just because you have become tolerant to a drug does not mean that you are addicted to that drug.