Our pain-killers have begun killing us, but if you knew the facts, you may not be that surprised.
Did you know on an average day, over 650,000 new prescriptions for opioids are given out, 3,900 people initiate non-medical use of prescription strength Opioids, and 78 are pronounced dead because of Opioid overdose… in the United States alone. You could call it an epidemic, and in fact it has been deemed one by experts.
Opioids, which are prescription pain-killers that numb the nervous system to relieve pain, are one of the most addictive prescription drugs on the market today. Typically, users become dependent on medicating to mask the pain of past injuries and chronic illness that has not been able to be treated by doctors or FDA recommended treatment. Until now.
Just this week, the FDA added a new recommend treatment regiment that will directly effect the outbreak of the Drug Epidemic: Chiropractic care.
This new amendment will encourage MD’s to “prescribe” patients a visit to their local Chiropractor before they send them to the pharmacy.
This alone is sure to cut down the growing opioid addictions and deaths—238 Million opioid prescription and 29k opioid deaths a year is too many, unnecessary.
We’ve known for decades, Chiropractors are able to actually treat the root of pain and help the body heal its internal structure — drug free. We just wish the FDA would have endorsed Chiropractic as a first line of defense before the outbreak of opioids took over the health-world, but old politics are a thing of the past.
Don’t be sedated by the status quo, wake up to a life without concern about pills and prescriptions — take hold of real healing.