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Pain is an inevitable part of being human, but when left untreated, it can lead to severe consequences, especially for individuals in physically demanding fields like construction. For many workers, the strenuous nature of construction labor can result in ongoing pain, which, in turn, might contribute to addiction problems. To address this pressing issue, the Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan (CIRP) has devised an innovative solution aimed at managing pain, providing a free service accessible to all construction workers. This inventive approach incorporates techniques from myoActivation®, a dry needling method that focuses on the body’s fascia.

Construction work is physically taxing, involving repetitive actions and heavy lifting that take a toll on the bodies of workers. Consequently, numerous construction workers grapple with chronic pain, often stemming from musculoskeletal injuries. Regrettably, the conventional way of handling pain in this industry has often leant on prescription opioids, which, for some, has led to a devastating opioid addiction.

In the quest for relief, some workers might initially turn to opioids prescribed for legitimate pain, but ultimately become dependent on these drugs. This perilous path can lead to a downward spiral of addiction, impacting not only the physical health of the worker, but also their mental well-being and overall quality of life.

MyoActivation® presents a promising avenue, offering a non-invasive, drug-free method for addressing pain and supporting recovery. This technique involves precise needling to stimulate and relax muscles, thereby reducing muscle tension and alleviating pain.  MyoActivation® has gained traction as an effective pain management method, particularly in settings like sports rehabilitation and physical therapy.

Directly targeting the source of pain, myoActivation® stimulates muscles, increasing blood flow to affected areas, which aids in the healing of damaged tissues. Additionally, myoActivation® triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers, offering relief without the addictive risks associated with opioid medications.

For construction workers contending with persistent pain, myoActivation® could be a game-changer. Beyond providing pain relief, it enhances muscle functionality and flexibility, enabling workers to carry out their tasks more effortlessly and effectively.

In response to the escalating challenges faced by construction workers grappling with substance abuse, Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan (CIRP) was established. Initially focusing on addiction services, the program has evolved to encompass a comprehensive approach to addiction and related mental health treatment.

Today, with growing acknowledgment of addiction stemming from pain in the construction sector, CIRP has taken a progressive stride by extending free myoActivation® services to all construction workers. By addressing the root cause of pain and providing a secure alternative to opioid painkillers, CIRP strives to break the cycle of addiction and restore the well-being of construction workers.

If you or someone you know in the construction industry is wrestling with pain or addiction issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan (CIRP). Our team of seasoned professionals is dedicated to offering evidence-based practices and top-tier care.

You can contact CIRP from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, at Tel: 604-521-8611. Don’t allow pain and addiction to hinder your progress – take the first step towards a healthier, more contented future with CIRP’s steadfast support.