Dealing with pain is not easy. Those who struggle with chronic pain often turn to dangerous prescription pills as a way to get through the day. These pills just mask the pain, not cure it. It is very difficult for the majority of people to stop taking opiates after they have become dependent upon them. Not only is it mentally difficult, there can be serious physical repercussions when it comes to withdrawal. Because of this, it is essential that a trained medical professional and staff be on hand to maintain the pain that may be experienced. Therapy for associated emotional facets of the dependency is also a necessity.
In some cases, the initial pain that prompted the use of the opiates might still exist. In this case, the first step would be to help the person rid themselves of the dependency as well as manage the pain through non-drug or holistic methods. The goal is to make the patient see that narcotics are not a necessary solution to the management of pain.
Our specialty is using techniques for pain management that do not require narcotics and medications. Some of these services include psychotherapy for the management of pain, acupuncture, various exercises depending upon the area of pain, change in diet, and EMDR therapy.
Dependence upon opiates is quite common and occurs in anyone. The desire to carry on with one’s daily activities may prompt someone who is experiencing large amounts of pain to turn to narcotics. Along with breaking the dependency itself, many patients have to come to terms with their fear that ceasing the use of the opiates will cause the pain to return. Because of this, we encourage our patients to utilize holistic pain management measures instead of medications. If you are suffering from pain and subsequent opiate dependence, give us a call at (352) 575-0491 in Gainesville and begin learning to both manage your pain as well as leave that narcotic dependence behind. Our goal is to rid you of the fetters of these dependencies as well as boost your self-respect and self-esteem for a happier, healthier you!