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Alternative Approaches to Pain Management

Know your options before taking prescription opioids.

Know Your OptionsInformation for Patients

Do you live with pain? Do you take opioids?
They can be helpful but, for many, the risks outweigh the benefits.

In fact, did you know, opioids can sometimes increase pain sensitivity over time?! Talk to your doctor about non-opioid alternatives such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and naproxen. A great idea is to try alternative forms of pain management that pose less risk, such as physical therapy, gentle exercise, yoga, chiropractic care, massage and acupuncture! Watch our series of informative (and short!) videos below to learn more and start your journey to a healthy, pain-free lifestyle.

Healthy Aging: Know your Options

This dynamic video highlights alternative options for pain management that don’t involve opioids:

  • About Opioids
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga

About Opioids

Andi Williams, Executive Director of Community in Crisis, discusses the opioid epidemic and how to stay risk-free.

  • The opioid epidemic
  • Some startling facts
  • Safe opioid use
  • Safeguarding your medications
  • Safe disposal of your medications

Chiropractic Care

Dr. Brian Wallace talks about the benefits of chiropractic care that can heal the whole person and lead to a healthy and full life without pain.

  • Chiropractic care for pain management
  • Addressing pain through chiropractic care
  • Tracking results
  • How to find a chiropractor
  • Possible coverages under insurance

Physical Therapy

Christi McCarthy,  physical therapist, tells us about the benefits of physical therapy and how it can help reduce and eliminate chronic pain.

  • Physical therapy care for pain management
  • Addressing pain through physical therapy
  • Tracking results
  • How to find a physical therapist
  • Possible coverages under insurance

Massage Therapy

Jenn Husnik, a licensed massage therapist, discusses how she works with patients to assist in their pain management regimen.

  • Massage therapy overview
  • Addressing pain through massage therapy
  • How to find a massage therapist
  • Possible coverages under insurance


Keith Kimmick, a licensed acupuncturist, discusses how acupuncture can manage your pain.

  • Acupuncture for pain management
  • Addressing pain through acupuncture
  • How to achieve results through acupuncture
  • How to find a certified specialist
  • Possible coverages under insurance


Katy Soulas, an RN and certified yoga instructor, shares the basis of yoga and how it can benefit someone experiencing pain in lieu of medications.

  • Yoga for pain management
  • Addressing pain through yoga
  • How to achieve results through yoga
  • How to find a certified instructor
  • Possible coverages under insurance

Chronic Pain Management

Community in Crisis holds lectures in alternative pain management and tapering off current opioid prescriptions are held for those suffering from chronic pain.

For more information contact Brenda:

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