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Nursing Beyond the Vital Signs

Nursing is so much more than simply popping a thermometer in a patient's mouth or recording a blood pressure. In my time as a nurse, I have participated in life saving efforts when time was critical, I have held a mother's hands when her newborn baby was being prepped for surgery, and I have looked into the terrified eyes of an elderly person in pain. Nurses literally go into battle, serving in military operations all over the world. They also learn and implement the latest in medical technology. This blog is to highlight nurses and prove that they deserve respect and appreciation for all that they do.

Tired Of Chronic Pain And Prescription Medications? What To Do

If you are dealing with chronic pain that is interfering with your life, but you don't want to rely on prescription medications, you have alternative options. You can find the pain management you're looking for by getting different types of therapy, by making different life choices and changes, and by targeting the cause of your pain. Here are a few of the pain management choices you want to explore for your treatment.

Ultrasonic Therapy

With the use of ultrasonic waves, pain can be treated and injuries can be healed faster. Talk with your doctor to see if this type of therapy would work with your injuries, to see if you can get it done in office or at a physical therapy location, and to find out what the cost will be for the amount of treatments you need.

Acupuncture Treatments

The use of needles in pressure points to block pain messages that go to the brain can help you stop feeling the pain in the area of injury and stop feeling pain in other areas as well. A licensed acupuncturist can use their techniques for temporary pain relief while you let the area heal.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is beneficial to do more than just deal with the pain that you're having. Massage therapy can do the following:

  • Stimulate and enhance blood circulation to heal the injury
  • Relieve stress and tension from the injury and surrounding body parts
  • Give instant pain relief by loosening tight muscles

Find a licensed massage therapist that specializes in treating people with chronic pain. Get assessed and start your treatments.

Occupational Therapy

You may need a variety of lifestyle changes to help eliminate the pain that you have. In occupational therapy, you can work on getting healthy with diet and exercise, eating a well-balanced diet, strengthening the area to eliminate the pain, and doing other types of therapy until you find the pain relief solution for you.

If you are currently taking prescription pain medications, you may want to see your physician before stopping completely. You may have some type of addiction to the medication, and it's best to make sure you wean off and get off the medication safely. There are several types of therapy that can be used to build strength and treat pain, so talk with the necessary medical professionals to see where you should start, and what you should try first. 

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