It is not surprising that it is very difficult to find a lot of information promoting drug-free pain management or to see many advertisements anywhere on TV or in magazines promoting drug-free pain management. The reason is very simple when you stop and think about it. A large amount of money is being made (all very legally) by the drug companies selling Americans on the belief that they need to take the latest drug for whatever pain is currently ailing them.
As a result, everyday thousands of people become addicted to painkillers in an attempt to relieve and manage their pain, while never being told that there are healthy, drug-free pain management alternatives. It is estimated today that millions of Americans have become addicted to prescription drugs. Ironically, some doctors have become like legal drug pushers who contribute greatly to this growing epidemic by immediately prescribing medication for almost any visit to their medical offices.
Unlike those who set out to deliberately abuse prescription drugs to get high, most people who become addicted to painkillers did so by starting out with just a visit to their family doctor. These individuals sought out their doctors because they were suffering from a physical injury or ailment, post-surgery pain, or may have already been suffering with chronic pain.
One of the troubling by products of prolonged use of painkillers is severe emotional desensitization. People who have many problems in their lives (and/or have suffered emotional trauma sometime in their past) may use their pain medication to prevent themselves from feeling stress or emotional pain.
Many people who are suffering from intense pain can become very tense physically which only serves to make the pain feel even more intense. In addition, because painkillers chemically induce relaxation, some people misuse them any time they feel stressed out or tense in their daily life.
Eventually, everyone develops some level of dependency on these drugs if they are taken over a prolonged period of time. Because our body’s tolerance builds up quickly to whatever painkiller we are taking (especially opioids), we will find that we need more and more of the drug to achieve the same desired effect over time. It is at this point in time that the drug addiction has started in the individual.
Then, the big vicious pain cycle begins. The painkiller deceives us by temporarily relieving our pain, so we are fooled into thinking that we can do without physical rehab and exercise, stretching or yoga.
Research has even shown that taking painkillers over a long period of time can ironically increase an individual’s sensitivity to pain due to a condition called hyperalgesia. Once individuals are in recovery for a period of time, they can find that their pain is much less than they thought or even totally gone. However, individuals experiencing this condition may feel an increased sensitivity to pain in the period immediately after stopping their use of painkillers, making an effective pain management program particularly important during this interim period, before their body begins producing natural endorphins at a normal level.
Our specialized Drug-Free Pain Management program was created to address this growing national problem for those who are currently suffering from both chronic pain and drug dependence on prescription drugs at the same time.
This specialized program is considered to be one of the top nationwide Drug-Free Pain Management programs in the US. Our program utilizes a wide range of proven treatment methods, including chiropractic, massage, hypnosis and flexibility training. Participants learn stress reduction techniques, nutrition, and the skills necessary to manage pain while abstaining from using addictive substances. By treating both pain and substance abuse problems simultaneously, we greatly improve the success rate of treatment and the overall quality of life for our clients, by freeing them from both their addictions and the pain that helped lead to them.
Please call us anytime day or night, 24/7 TOLL-FREE (888) 997-3274 and learn to stop the unnecessary pain that you or your loved are living with through the use of natural and organic treatments that are free from the addictive and dangerous side effects of prescription drugs.