The opioid epidemic
Here in America, the opioid epidemic continues to spiral out of control.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like much is going to change as long as pharmaceutical companies have so much to gain from the usage of the drugs.
Opioid drugs are strong pain-killing drugs such as morphine, heroin, Percocet, Vicodin, etc.
They are also some of the best selling medications on the market.
The drugs have seen a dramatic increase in popularity due to the willingness of doctors to prescribe them for their patient’s pain. Rather than a short-term solution, patients tend to take the drugs long-term and may never get off them.
Complicating the issue is the fact that opiates are some of the most addictive substances known to man and can cause crippling effects.
Therefore, we are seeing a drug problem, unlike anything we’ve seen before barrel through the American population.
Many of the people suffering from addiction find themselves thereafter taking prescription pain pills for a period of time. After a while, they find themselves unable to stop and let go of the substance.
There is a very negative stigma attached to addiction, which is another issue in itself.
Especially with opioid addiction, many of the current users were put on the drugs by their doctor.
It wasn’t an “escape” so much as it was a way to reduce the chronic pain they were under.
This is why we’ve decided to discuss this problem.
Pain is not something that should be numbed or covered up by medication and drugs. Pain is a signal from your body that something is wrong and needs to be fixed.
If we continue to ignore the warning, then typically the pain increases or more serious problems ensue.
When it comes to pain relief, one of the most effective things to do is get out and start moving, walking, and exercising. Also, make sure that chiropractic care is part of the regimen.
The chiropractic adjustment has been shown to decrease sympathetic nervous system activity which will help the body function better and also decrease the pain.
Stay healthy friends.