Chronic pain now affects 116 million Americans and our medical system's first line of defense is typically powerful pain medications. This is a problem for a variety of reasons, but here are a few reasons that it's a ridiculous route.
1) Pain pills don't do anything to fix the
problem, they only cover it up. For example, why fill your car with oil when you can
just disable the oil light on your dash?
pain killers take away the pain, but they can also cause serious addiction problems. I personally have witnessed too many lives ruined by pain medicine addictions.
It is not
always the doctor's fault either. Patients need to take responsibility
for their own health. If you keep going to your doctor for chronic pain
but haven't tried to make a change in your lifestyle (nutrition,
stretching, posture, chiropractic, massage, acupuncture) then you will
most likely become addicted to pain medications until the issue requires
Take your health into your own hands to do whatever possible to avoid pain medication.