• The Pain Problem

    by Peter R Sutton DC
    on Sep 27th, 2017

The Pain Problem

 Would you agree that most Americans deal with or complain about some kind of pain in their body?  Pain relief is a big business, and sadly, people are often choosing opioid drugs as the answer. 

 You may ask yourself, “What the heck is an opioid drug?”  As a Chandler chiropractor, my days are spent discussing and treating pain.  I really wanted to find out exactly what these drugs are, how they are harming people, and why are so many people dying of overdose from them?  Were you aware that drug overdose is the #1 cause of accidental death in our country?  Opioid addiction is driving this number higher and higher every day. 

 So, what are opioid drugs?  Licit prescription pain relievers are drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl etc. that are commonly prescribed by doctors and hospitals to relieve pain.  Heroine is also an illicit form of opioid, and an obvious addictive and destructive answer to pain.

 At Abundant Health Chiropractic, we don’t just look at statistics, but the science of pain relief as well.  Bottom line, the path that starts with legal opioids delivering a sense of pain relief to the nerve cells in the brain is short term, and the longer someone takes these drugs, the more they need them.  Over time, prescription opioids are no longer effective, and patients seek a street drug like heroine to receive the same relief.  4 out of 5 new heroin users started out as prescription painkiller abuser.  These numbers startle me, and drive me to implore you to consider another way. 

 I became an Arizona Chiropractor because I want to help people.  Immediate pain relief is wonderful, but it is not a solution.  We, at Abundant Health Chiropractic, have a mission to help people live their best life, free of pain, consistently.  Pain relief drugs are a quick fix, a band aid, if you will.  Often, pain comes from irritated nerves.  This kind of pain, more times than not, can be reduced or eliminated with drug-free, consistent chiropractic care. 

 I’d love for you to be addicted to feeling GREAT!  If you aren’t in pain, I bet someone near you is.  I challenge you to wake up tomorrow and think, “Who can I help today?”  If you, or someone you know is experiencing pain, fighting with opioid use, or trying to make a decision that best suits your needs, I would love to offer my experience, knowledge and chiropractic expertise to show you, or them, another way. 

 There can be an end to this epidemic, and Abundant Health Chiropractic would be a great place to start seeking solutions.

Author Peter R Sutton DC Dr. Sutton is a practicing Chiropractor for the past 16 years in Chandler, AZ

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