If you struggle with addiction, it can be challenging to find ways to manage pain. Whether you’re experiencing chronic or acute pain, it can sometimes feel like your options are limited as certain pain relief medications might be out of the question. At Avalon Malibu, we understand the complexities of dealing with pain during addiction treatment.
Considering Pain Medication
Nobody knows you better than you know yourself. Some people do choose to take pain medications while in recovery, while others completely abstain. It’s important to think about your personal boundaries, your progress, and your comfort level. Consider speaking with an addiction or mental health professional about your choices and getting their advice on pain medication. It’s important that you’re able to make an informed decision when it comes to pain management during addiction treatment.
There are other options for managing pain besides medications. Some people find physical therapy extremely helpful. Working with a physical therapist to better your health is a great way to get some peace of mind and assurance that you’re doing what you can. Exploring various options is important, so give physical therapy a try to determine whether it is the right choice for you.
Acupuncture to Relieve Pain
As a non-traditional, non-medication alternative for many ailments, acupuncture has proven to be helpful in a variety of ways. Many people find that acupuncture is an effective way to manage their pain. You may begin feeling better after only one session or it may take more consistent sessions to see progress. Researching the benefits of acupuncture is a great way to prepare yourself for this alternative practice.
Talk to Your Doctor
If you’re experiencing pain during recovery, it can be helpful to work with a doctor that understands addiction treatment. Having the support of informed professionals is a great way to make sure you’re on the right track and you’re getting advice that won’t compromise your recovery. We’re always here to provide support and aid our clients in sobriety.
If you’re wondering how to manage pain during addiction treatment, you’re not alone. We’ve helped many clients navigate their options and find a solution that works well for them. If you’re interested in learning more about our services, feel free to give us a call at (844) 857-5992. We’ll connect you with a member of our staff who can provide you with information about non-medication alternatives to pain management and help you decide if our treatment center could be the right place for you.