“Ask for Alternatives” When it Comes to Pain Management


The Prevention Team at Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley is proud to introduce the “Ask for Alternatives” Campaign that was created by the  Community Overdose Action Team and the Montgomery County Prevention Coalition.

We know that alternative practices can fit into any lifestyle and help manage pain in healthier ways. We also know that safe pain management requires open communication between patients and healthcare providers.   Our tip of the day from the “Ask for Alternatives” Campaign is to look into at home pain management options while you address concerns for pain with your health care team.

  • Stretching: Routine stretching exercises reduce tension in muscles and increase flexibility, circulation, and range of motion to help alleviate pain.
  • Meditation: Mindfulness meditation shifts the mind’s focus to something quiet and calm, which can help reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Yoga: Yoga is an ancient mind and body practice involving physical movements and postures, breathing techniques, and meditation that can help relieve pain and improve mental health.
  • RICE : Minor to moderate knee, ankle, and joint injuries may benefit from the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation), which helps reduce swelling and pain, as well as promote healing

To learn more about the “Ask for Alternatives” Campaign, please follow the link at:  https://askforalternatives.com/

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