Are you suffering from chronic pain as well as an acute pain episode from time to time you may have seen your doctor to get some pain relief. You may have found that doctor was not trained in pain management. Others may have found that their doctors weren’t sure about what treatment they could give them that could stop, diminish, control or get rid of their pain.
Your pain may be in your back, lower back again, chest, abdomen, leg, shoulder, belly, knee, hip, foot, head or ribs. It could be nerve, muscle or joint pain or any combination of any of these or another area of pain. It may or may not be part of disease or condition or caused by a traumatic injury.
In any case there are certain approaches for chronic pain which are used among western doctors and traditional medicine then there are approaches that are employed by naturopathic doctors.
In any case you may find your doctor not sure whether or not to give you a prescription for opioids – which are medicines or drugs such as morphine, Percocet and Vicodin. The doctor may have some reluctance to do this and many want to find more natural and less intrusive methods.
But if the pain is severe they will feel obligated to stop it or attempt to stop it even knowing the particular possible consequence – the consequence being physical dependence, outright painkiller addiction or adverse reaction and possible negative effects. Drugs just mask the symptoms to some degree but don’t do any healing, another downside.
If you’re seeking a naturopath they may choose to try alternative medicine methods for pain for instance herbal remedies and acupuncture. Acupuncture is being used far more often these days for severe pain and chronic pain but must have repeated and possibly expensive treatments to halt or control pain whenever.