An Alternative to Opioids

An Alternative to Opioids

Prescription drugs that relieve pain by acting on the nervous system are called “Opioids”.  The problem with opioids is over use and abuse leads to physical dependence and can be fatal.  Prescription opioids include oxycodone, methadone, and hydrocodone. Death from these drugs have quadrupled since 1999, in fact, more than 60 percent of drug overdose deaths is attributed to opioids. In a 15 year time span from 2000 to 2015 a little more than half a million people have died from opioid overdose.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons an estimated 126.6 million Americans (one in two adults) are affected by a musculoskeletal condition — comparable to the total percentage of Americans living with a chronic lung or heart condition — costing an estimated $213 billion in annual treatment, care and lost wages. Chronic sufferers with musculoskeletal disorders or injuries are in need of pain alternative pain therapies that are effective.

Non-pharmaceutical treatments that are effective for pain relief may include Chiropractic Care, physical therapy, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, meditation, yoga and most importantly, Holistic Nutrition that addresses the underlying root cause of pain.

Unfortunately there is a roadblock to care as insurance coverage for many of these alternative therapies may be limited.  Call Infinite Wellness Natural Healing Center to find out how we can help you experience a better level of wellness and health.

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