Surgery of any kind can leave you with a lot of discomfort and pain. How long you require something for the pain depends on how fast you heal and what type of surgery you have. Many people who undergo surgery and take prescription pain medications become addicted to them due to extended use. Instead of putting your health and mental health at risk, there are some alternatives that will reduce your dependency on pain prescriptions.
Alternatives to Pain Killers
There are many alternatives to prescription pain killers. Acupuncture, massage, physical therapy, ultrasound therapy, and other therapies and treatments have been developed in recent years to combat pain without risking your health. Another great way to regulate pain is with medical marijuana. Medical marijuana can help reduce pain by reducing inflammation, blocking pain receptors, and changing the way the brain processes pain from physical injury.