Headaches: Why You Shouldn’t Rely On Pain Relievers

You may think to yourself, “Well, I achieve headache relief with pills, so why bother doing anything else?” While it’s true that you do enjoy some temporary relief, you will notice that headaches come back again and again. What you’re not getting is long-term relief! Learn more about why pills aren’t the best long-term plan (and what we can do to help you find a plan that is a solid approach).

They’re Just A Short-Lived “Fix”

Of course, the relief you experience when you take a pain reliever is wonderful! Finally, the headache is gone and you can get on with your life. The problem here is that you’re not actually fixing the problem. Instead, you will find yourself taking the medication over and over every time a headache occurs. As with most drugs, even over-the-counter pain relievers have side effects, you may need a greater dose over time if headaches worsen, and you will continue spending money to achieve headache relief.

You Want To Address The Source Of Pain

When you come into our practice to seek headache relief, we explain to you that relying on pain relievers will help you deal with discomfort but they aren’t getting to the source of the pain. As a way of saying goodbye to the cost, potential side effects, and reliance on pills, we can offer you an actual (drug-free) solution. Remember, everyone is unique. This means that you may require bruxism treatment, while your friend needs help with posture and TMJ disorder. Fortunately, we can tailor care to your needs.

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