May 25, 2013

The Problem With Pain Pills

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?

2) Powerful 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 surgery.

Take your health into your own hands to do whatever possible to avoid pain medication.

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