HOW PHYSIOTHERAPY HELPS WITH PAIN MANAGEMENT INSTEAD OF SURGERIES, INJECTIONS & PAIN MEDICATIONS.
Opioids Crisis in Canada.
We have a notion that prescription medications are safe and effective for acute and chronic pain. In rare extreme cases, prescription medication can help with certain conditions but in the majority of situations, if you experience pain, it’s best to look at physiotherapy and other modalities to help diagnose and treat the root cause and not hide its symptoms. The use of opioids has grown in Canada and has reached a crisis level. Toronto, GTA, and the media are increasing awareness regarding the risks of opioids.
Opioid-based medicine has been associated with a high risk of dependency, side effects of long-term use, and a significant increase in related deaths. The benefits of painkillers decline over time and leave the root cause untreated.
Important Points about Advantages and Disadvantages of using Opioids.
Canadians are the 2nd highest consumer of opioids in the world, after the United States.
The government of Canada has announced new activities, check the government sites for more information.
In 2017 Government of Canada announced an investment of $122.7 million over five years for ongoing support for the opioid crisis.
Be informed and use alternative tools that are available for you!
What is an opioid?
An opioid is any substance, naturally occurring or human-made, that has a similar biochemical action as opium poppy. Morphine, codeine, hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet) and more are examples of opioids based painkillers.
How does an opioid work?
Opioids bind to specific receptors in our brain and spinal cord. After prolonged exposure to opioids, our brain cells become less responsive to them, which means a higher drug dose is needed for the same effect. Opioid use leads to long-lasting changes in the brain. Opioids do not fix the root cause of symptoms but only reduce the sensation of pain.
Opioid Harm, Risk & Effect
Potential Respiratory Failure
Overall Increased Risk of Death
and More Pain.
Choosing Physiotherapy Treatment instead of Opioids.
Physiotherapy is used for pain management all over the world. It can help to alleviate pain without medication, injection, surgery, recovery time, or side effects.
Physiotherapists implement different types of methods such as massage, manipulation, manual therapy, dry needling, and specialized equipment to treat pain, restore movement and improve quality of life. Equipment can be used for inflammation, fractures, stiffness, and soreness of tissue while promoting a natural healing process.
Physiotherapy Can Help with a Variety of Conditions such as:
Dry Needling–helps with joint & disc issues, tendinitis (muscle and tendon issues), carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder, neck and back pain, sciatica, and more.
All above-mentioned equipment, services, and more are available at The Art of Life Health Centre. This state-of-the-art technology has been imported from all over the world; Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Israel, the US, Australia and others.
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The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.