Painkiller Addiction

What do most people do when they feel pain/soreness from their job, sports, or just everyday life? They take a painkiller such as ibuprofen or their prescribed medication. While taken in moderation, they are fine. But adults to students in high school have reported to either the abuse of painkillers or prescription drugs for both pain related and non-pain related motives and even go so far to say that they are addicted to painkillers.

The long-term negative effects of painkiller abuse include digestive tract interference (causing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), muscle spasms, increased likelihood for a heart attack, and long-term addiction/dependence.

Unfortunately not enough people are aware of drug free pain relief practices. Painkillers only temporarily reduce the pain while chiropractors work to solve the problem. Chiropractors can help relieve common sources of pain such as back/neck pain, sports injury, or chronic pain.

Low back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost days at work. It is also one of the most common reasons to visit a doctor’s office or a hospital’s emergency department. It is the second most common neurologic complain in the United States, second only to headache. Learn More About Low Back Pain Here

Neck pain is a fairly common condition. Most people will experience it at some point in their lives with women reporting slightly higher instances of chronic pain. Learn More About Neck Pain Here

Chiropractic treatment for neck and back pain, includes spinal manipulation, spinal adjustments, and ultrasound, as a non-invasive and drug-free therapy.

While pain is a useful tool to keep us healthy and to minimize injuries, it can also get out of control and continue long after its purpose has been served. Chiropractic treatment is useful in reducing or eliminating many kinds of pain, and may be most effective with chronic pain. Learn More About Chronic Pain Here

Dr. Beebe is trained in a number of other therapies that are useful in the treatment of chronic pain. These include trigger point therapy and massage. He is also trained in the use of nutritional supplements, and may prescribe a regimen of vitamins, minerals and other supplements to strengthen the overall treatment.

Posted in Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Health & Wellness, Techniques & Treatments

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