Opioids are addictive, and many people depend on them for pain relief, but there is another solution that is equally as effective and much safer: physiotherapy. This type of treatment will provide you with the relief you need, but it will not be in the form of a pill, and you will be able to live your life pain-free.

Many people believe that opioids are the only choice, but this is not the case, and physiotherapy can help eliminate your opioid use. Fentanyl, morphine, codeine and oxycodone are different types of opioids that are often prescribed—these work by attaching opioid receptors in the brain to dull or eliminate pain perception. Opioids are often prescribed for pain when a person is recovering from an injury or after a surgical procedure and can be taken in pill form or by IV, injection, skin patches or nasal sprays.

Opioids are indeed effective for treating pain, but they can be highly addictive, and this is why they are so problematic. The risk of overdose is always there, and a person can experience side effects like nausea, sleepiness and constipation, and it’s also highly likely that an individual will experience increased cravings for this medication once they stop taking it. No matter what type or brand of opioid you use, it is a must that they are taken as directed under your doctor’s supervision. While they will successfully eliminate physical pain, the effects are temporary, so you should not be taking opioids for long-term use.

A physiotherapist will be able to help you reduce or even eliminate the amount of pain you’re experiencing, and this will reduce your reliance on opioids. Physiotherapy sessions are very effective, regardless of whether your pain results from an injury or medical condition. Your physiotherapist will create a program specifically designed to treat your condition and needs. Physiotherapists will prescribe exercises to improve your muscle tone and increase flexibility. These movements will allow you to move more effectively, which will reduce the amount of pain you are experiencing. Additionally, physiotherapy can also be used before and after surgery to eliminate potential pain. There are several benefits to this treatment, which are better than opioids in the short and long term.

If you are dependent on opioids and constantly want this type of medication, it’s time to try physiotherapy. This treatment will reduce your pain and eliminate your need for opioids. Grossbeak Physiotherapy can provide you with the lasting results you’re after. We care about our patients and will create a treatment plan based on your specific needs. If you have any questions or wish to discuss additional information, contact our team today to see how we can help you find the relief you need!