Pain Med Addiction on the Rise

St George Chiropractor

Addiction to pain medication is real

Addiction is real and really dangerous. A number of news outlets picked up some reports this week about the very real dangers of using pain medications.

 

Research shows the risk with each pill

Here is a great example of a story which illustrates the real concern with using commonly prescribed pain meds.  No one starts their pain medication program thinking they will turn into a junkie, but sadly, too many end up like that.  How can you avoid becoming a sad statistic and a junkie?  Simple, don’t use the prescription pain medications.

 

Chiropractic is a safe alternative

There is a safe alternative for pain management.  See your chiropractor for your muscle and joint pain.  Sure, it might take a few treatments to get the program tailored well for you.  But it is worth it in the end.

 

Been There, Done That

If you have seen a chiropractor in the past and did not find much success, then try a new chiropractor.  Each one does it a little different.  Stop by our office and see what we can do for your acute and chronic pain.  We are here to help you.

Dr. Andrew White | St George Chiropractor
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2 responses to “Pain Med Addiction on the Rise”

  1. Claris Munerlyn says:

    Hmm, I wonder if that might be the problem with my left leg? I sit a lot at work A LOT and sometimes my left leg gets somewhat tingly on me but it’s more my upper leg than my lower.

    • apwhite says:

      When there is pain in the side of the upper leg (saddle-bags), or front of the thigh, we tend to look at problems with different nerves (like the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve).

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