Dr Oz: No-Pill Pain Solutions
If your first instinct when pain strikes is to reach for a bottle of medicine today’s Dr. Oz Show is for you because he has pain solutions without taking a pill! Find out the best ways to treat pain in your lower back, knees and shoulders without ever taking medication.
Dr Oz: OMT Therapy to Treat Back Pain
Dr. Oz says the area of the body where most of us experience pain is in the lower back. Whether you twist your body wrong the wrong way or do some fancy new move in your favorite exercise class the discomfort can slow you down and be rather inconvenient. Instead of reaching for a bottle of pills, Dr. Oz has a better alternative to relieve your lower back pain.
OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment) Therapy – Dr. Lilia Gorodinsky explained that OMT is a gentle way of putting things back in alignment and while it doesn’t work for everybody, Dr. Oz says about 30% of patients says they see benefits after receiving OMT.
Dr. Gorodinskly says in many cases if a person is complaining of back pain, they could also have a problem with their ankles or knees so she examines both areas before doing an adjustment on a patient. She added that many insurance companies cover this treatment, so all you have to do is ask.
Dr Oz: How to Treat Knee Pain Without Medication
Dr. Oz says knees are the most easily injured part of the body, with about 25% of people complaining of it at some time in their life. The good news is that there is a no-pill pain solution to ease your knee pain without taking medication.
Ultrasound – Dr. Levi Harrison says he loves using ultrasound therapy on patients because it is non-invasive and a great option for those with chronic knee pain, such as athletes. Dr. Harrison explained that ultrasound therapy uses high frequency sound waves in order to drive heat deep into the tissues. The best part is that this type of treatment causes no added pain or discomfort. The cost ranges from $50-$100 per treatment.
Dr Oz: Pain Patch Review
The next most common area of pain is in the shoulder. Dr. Oz says many people complain of Bursitis, including himself, which is caused by an inflammation in the shoulder. The pain can be quite uncomfortable, so Dr. Oz likes to use a Pain Patch to get relief from the discomfort. Dr. Nevi Nampiaparampil says pain patches are a great way of applying medication directly to the area where you are uncomfortable to get fast relief. There are several different types that are FDA-approved.
- Menthol – Numbs the pain
- Medicated – Fight Inflammation
- Prescription Pain Patches – Some contain Cortisol to give you faster relief.