Alternative health treatments have become more popular and mainstream in recent years, with an increasing number of people turning to them as a way to help improve their overall wellness. While some may be skeptical about the effectiveness of alternative ways to treat pain, they can actually work wonders for those who have tried them.
Take a look at the newest alternative health treatments helping Coloradans overcome their pain. But first, what are the most common types of ongoing pain people experience?
The most common type of pain is chronic pain which can be caused by anything from arthritis to a sprained ankle. Usually this form of pain comes with other symptoms such as weakness or fatigue. Other types include acute (short-term) and sudden onset (sudden). Acute may come from routine overuse like typing at work, or sudden onset due to trauma like stubbing your toe on a chair leg in the dark. Treatment should depend on the cause but generally includes rest, ice if there’s swelling, an anti-inflammatory medication if needed and time off work to recover before returning.
CBD is one of many compounds derived from the hemp plant, Cannabis Sativa. CBD stands for cannabidiol and is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis that has been shown to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. It’s used by people suffering from chronic pain due to arthritis or other health conditions. Because the medical use of marijuana is legal in the state of Colorado, it’s recommended for those suffering through pain to try taking CBD. If you wish to avoid any hallucinogens, be sure to only take CBD that has its THC component removed.
If you have never tried CBD before, reach out to a few different companies to see if you can get samples. You can visit shops in Denver or go online to find different CBD manufacturers.
Visit a Chiropractor
A lot of people are not sure if chiropractic care is just for back pain or that it can help with other types of pains. Chiropractors can treat a variety of different problems ranging from neck and back pain, headaches, migraines, sports injuries, car accidents and more. If you’re suffering from chronic pain or even acute injury-related pain then chances are a visit to the chiropractor could provide some relief.
When searching for a chiropractor, head over to Google and try looking up chiropractor near me to be able to see local professionals. You’ll also find ratings and reviews to know that the chiropractic doctor is well-qualified to treat your pain.
You May Need Surgery
If you have tried using CBD and visited a chiropractic clinic but you’re still suffering from ongoing pain, it may be time to consider a consult with a surgeon. Surgery for pain will address the issue permanently, however, you may experience ongoing effects or side effects from a surgical operation. Depending on what kind of chronic pain you experience, a doctor may suggest a removal of what’s bothering you. They will at least perform an ultrasound to give you more information to make the best decision.
Don’t Live with Pain Forever
No matter how serious or minimal your pain is, it’s nothing you want to continue to live with. Try non-invasive methods of resolving your pain symptoms and if necessary, proceed with a surgical consult for a more permanent solution.