Keyword(s): against opioids, Berwyn, PA
About 30 years ago, the medical community shifted how they thought pain should be addressed. "Pain is a 5th vital sign" became a rallying cry, and new medications were created to block pain… at all costs. It’s past time we take a stand against opioids.
Bottom Line: About 30 years ago, the medical community shifted how they thought pain should be addressed. "Pain is a 5th vital sign" became a rallying cry, and new medications were created to block pain… at all costs. We now know that these medications created a never-before-seen healthcare epidemic. In fact, we now know these drugs weren't very good at addressing chronic pain in the first place. What's more, they require larger and larger doses to achieve an effect over time.
Why it Matters: Taking a stand against opioids starts with us. The data is clear. People are looking for solutions for chronic pain that extend beyond a prescription. Nearly all primary healthcare organizations have now advocated for a non-pharmacological approach to pain care like the care we provide.
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Next Steps: Together, we can end the opioid crisis by breaking the cycle of chronic pain with natural and effective healthcare choices. Creating personalized, goal-oriented, and coordinated care plans is critical. That's why our practice starts each patient journey with a complete and thorough evaluation. Our evaluations help us understand your history, your goals, and your current challenges. This is the first step in creating a comprehensive, movement-based plan of care that can help you to find long-term relief from your chronic pain. Our doors are open. Call us today to schedule your evaluation.
Science Source(s): Healing the Unmet Needs of Patients Suffering from Chronic Pain. Today’s Chiropractic Leadership. 2019.