Pain is present for a reason. Pain may indicate the presence of a serious medical condition, a minor sprain/strain or be the result of a long-standing injury.
The International Association for the Study of Pain's widely used definition states: "Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage." Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in the United States, according to the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
Standard medical management of pain generally involves the use of medication, ice, heat and rest. After the initial crisis, physical medicine treatments such as therapy, chiropractic care or acupuncture may be used to address the cause of musculoskeletal pain. The use of acupuncture for the treatment of acute and chronic pain has gained interest in more recent years in the United States and offers patients an extremely safe option to manage their condition.
If you or someone you love is suffering with pain, isn't it time you try something different? If you could ditch the pain medications, wouldn't you want to?
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