Chronic Pain Treatment Failure
Unfortunately, no one medication or therapy is usually the answer once chronic pain has set in. With narcotics, each successive dose becomes less effective than the previous, setting up the pathway for overdose and abuse.
Consider these staggering statistics:
- More Pennsylvanians die from drug overdoses than from any other type of injury, including car accidents.
- Pennsylvania ranks 14th highest for drug overdose mortality rates.
- Prescription drug abuse has been linked to increased heroin and cocaine use (80 percent of heroin users started with painkillers), crime-related violence, suicide, and other injuries.
- The prescription drug abuse death toll exceeds that of heroin and cocaine combined.
You read that right.
More people are dying from prescription medications than illegal drugs!
Non-Drug Chronic Pain Treatment Available In Pottsville
Unfortunately, this trend will not be reversed until new options are available to manage the vast numbers of chronic pain and neuropathy patients in the world who suffer. Those treatments are now available in Pottsville.
We’ve spoken extensively in the past about the two most common forms of pain. Most of us are very familiar with acute pain that is the pain of a cut, bruise, or even childbirth.
Fortunately, acute pain is relatively short-lived, and not imprinted firmly upon our nervous systems. This type of pain responds rapidly to these new methods.
However, chronic pain has a way of becoming deeply embedded and tripped very easily, setting up deep circuits within the brain and nervous system, which can be difficult to change.
The best alternative is to first jump on any new injury or illness with pain as soon as possible. It is vital with any new condition or injury to reduce pain quickly, and as much as possible with non-drug methods.
This is why seeking therapy soon after injury or onset of a condition like shingles or neuropathy–or even headaches and back pain–can produce much better long-term treatment results!
This is also the time to use powerful non-drug treatment methods, including physical therapy modalities such as massage and manual therapy, and various forms of electric neurostimulation and pulsed electromagnetic therapy (PEMF). We have been very successful in reversing chronic pain and neuropathy.
The most important take away from this discussion is to use every non-drug tool available as soon after the onset of injury or illness as possible.
In summary, anything you can learn to do to better manage your neuropathy and chronic pain with non-drug methods will lead to a far better long-term outcome! And you won’t become a prescription pain killer statistic.
Were here to help!
David Novatnak, D.C.