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3 Natural Pain Relief Alternatives to Opioids

Written By Longview Chiropractic Center on November 23, 2018

Our nation is in the middle of a major health crisis — and it’s all down to the misuse of opioid painkillers. 

Statistics show that more than 130 people die every day as a result of opioid addiction, and that many people that abuse “hard” drugs like heroin begin by abusing prescription painkillers.

This is why more and more people are turning to natural pain alternatives as a way to protect themselves from this insidious problem.

Safe, Effective Pain Relief Alternatives

Fortunately, there are several alternatives to prescription pain medicine that can bring you safe and effective natural pain relief. 

Let’s examine each of them.


Chiropractic care has a proven track record of helping patients manage chronic neck and back pain. Your chiropractor will begin with a health assessment, a mechanical assessment of your neck and spine, and diagnostic tests, if needed.

He or she will then create and individualized care plan that will include, at a minimum, the gentle, safe spinal manipulation that chiropractic care is known for.

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a therapy often used by chiropractors in helping their patients manage — or resolve — pain originating from herniated spinal discs.

It involves the use of an FDA-approved table to gently manipulate the lower spine to increase disc height for healing and pain relief.

Research has shown that spinal decompression effectively reduces pain by allowing discs to decompress and heal.


Acupuncture has a long history of use for various ailments, but now even the National Institute of Health regards it as an effective therapy for pain relief.

Acupuncture involves the placing of tiny, hair-thin needles at specific points on the body to manage pain and promote healing.

Need Pain Relief in Longview? Dr. Lipkin Offers Natural Pain Relief Alternatives

If you’re in pain, all you want is relief as soon as possible. But you also want it to be safe, natural, and effective.

If you’re dealing with pain, stop in at Longview Chiropractic and learn about the ways you can manage — or eliminate — your pain without prescription medicines.

Dr. Lipkin has over 30 years of experience using natural methods to treat many types of chronic and acute pain.

Call (903) 234-2225 today to see how Longview Chiropractic help you live a pain-free life — naturally.

Posted In: Chiropractic Spinal Decompression Acupuncture Natural Pain Treatment