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Beyond the Pill: Non-Opioid Care for Chronic Pain

Bottom Line:
If you’re dealing with chronic pain, now is the time to tackle it naturally.

But how do you deal with chronic pain without using opioid pain medication?

Are opioid alternatives for pain management actually effective?

The answer that question is a resounding YES!


Opiates vs. Opioids: What’s the Difference?

Bottom Line:
Opiates vs. opioids – Opiates describes naturally made opioids. The term opioid describes all natural and synthetically made drugs.

Both natural and synthetic opioids have caused millions of people looking for pain relief to enter a cycle of addiction.

The truth is that many of the people who are currently addicted to opioids weren’t recreational drug users looking for their next high. They were people who were prescribed these drugs by their doctors to treat their chronic pain.


The Chronic Pain Crisis is the Opioid Crisis

Bottom Line:
For decades, opioids were marketed as a “safer” alternative to treat chronic pain. As the number of people seeking care for chronic pain began to rise, so did the number of people filling prescriptions for highly addictive opioids.

If you’ve ever wondered “What is the opioid crisis?” – that basically sums it up.

However, what many don’t realize is that what we currently refer to as the opioid crisis started as a chronic pain epidemic.


The Opioid Crisis: How Did We End Up Here?

Bottom Line:
If you make it a habit to watch the news, you’ve probably wondered on more than one occasion “How did the opioid crisis start?” The answer might surprise you.

About 30 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in medicine regarding how pain was understood and treated. The number of people with chronic pain seemed to be rising, and it was thought that the options to address the pain weren’t adequate.


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