More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain each year. Medical Doctors often prescribe pain killers that treat the symptoms and mask the pain but often do not address the underlying issues.
Do you know that Pain Killers (opioids) can cause depression, anxiety, overdose, and addiction? Whenever possible, Opioids should be the last solution for a physical problem.
Here are lists of Opioids:
- Meperidine (Demerol)
Physical Therapy is a safe alternative to control pain more effectively, even decreasing the need for pain medication in most cases.
Physical Therapy treats pain with therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, breathing techniques, patient education, which develops better health, fitness habits, and lifestyle.