Individuals who are dependent on painkillers are turning to heroin and fentanyl on the streets, often with fatal consequences.
The numbers are staggering. In 2015, some 2 million Americans were thought to be abusing prescription narcotics. What can be done?
The L.A. Times explains that the federal government is now recommending sweeping changes in how pain is treated.
A panel of experts from National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine has stated that for most chronic pain, non-drug therapies including exercise, physical therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic offer effective relief without the risk of addiction.
At Allied Health and Chiropractic, we agree and put this theory into practice.
AHC clinic director Dr. Ty says, "We see it all the time. Patients who are reluctant to start taking painkillers are in need of relief. At Allied, we take a comprehensive approach, determining short term and long term goals for pain relief using a variety of non-drug therapies. And we have many, many patient success stories using this approach."
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