Painkiller addiction is real, and in a sorry state throughout the country. Think you or your loved ones are safe from pain pill dependence? Think again. A Recent glowing report suggests that almost 2 million Americans abuse prescription pain medication each year.
As if that isn't bad enough, prescription drugs are the primary culprit in most cases of drug overdosing. Over 165,000 drug overdose-related deaths with prescription opioids were reported in the US since 1999. Sadly, pain pill addiction leads to other forms of drug abuse. Teens who abuse painkillers are five times likely to use marijuana, twice more likely to abuse alcohol, and 12 times likely to use high-octane street drugs like Cocaine or Heroin.
As you might expect, many painkiller addicts are looking for natural ways to kick the habit. Some have tried rehab to no avail. Use of pain medication treatments like Oxycodone (OxyCotin®), and Hydrocodone (Vicodin®) is commonplace, but as soon as the drug wears off, the pundits fall prey to pill popping. However, did you know that there are more effective natural ways to keep reliance on pain pills at bay?
There is something magical about natural remedies and regiments - they are safe, reliable, and poised to work like a charm. Herein, I will walk you through three top natural ways to kick over-reliance on prescription painkillers. Read on; you will be glad you did.
Way #1: Exercise
Regular exercise is truly magical. For starters, you don't need much and costs you practically nothing in most cases. The thing is: we have treated pain the wrong way for long. Being pain-free is a state of mind; it's not how we look or how we feel. It's the optimum function of the body, and the brain controls every function in the body through the nervous system.
Needless to say, you need a program of regular exercise for the body to attain optimum function. From a scientific perspective, a little workout allows the body to release more happy-making hormones called Serotonin, an ingenious endorphin. Much akin to listening to good music, exercise delivers a jab of feel-good dopamine. With your body pumped, pain is bound to vanish.
Way #2: Decrease Stress
Most painkiller addicts are susceptible to bouts of stress or depression. However, keeping stress at bay is a sure recipe for recovery. Exercise, meditation, yoga, and aromatherapy are but a few natural remedies for stress.
Way #3: Chiropractic
If you are in pain, chiropractic may just be the magical wand you have always desired. It has been tested and proven to work. Studies have shown that chiropractic is effective for most lower back pain cases. For those suffering from migraines and severe headache, chiropractic is truly a slice of heaven.
Kicking painkiller addiction shouldn’t be complicated. These natural ways offer safer, more reliable, and cost-effective approach to eliminating this vice.
Dr. Kim Khauv, mission valley chiropractor, has helped many pain sufferers live healthier and happier lives.
Chiropractic care is recognized and respected even in conventional medicine. Most PPO insurance companies also cover the cost of chiropractic care. If you have chronic pain or any of the above symptoms, visit the Mission Valley chiropractor for evidence-based, quality, safe and effective pain relief.
With over 15 years experience, Dr. Kim Khauv is an award winning, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) public health and prevention trained, National Board certified, corrective care chiropractor who has published and presented research nationally and internationally in chiropractic care, wellness, and prevention. He provides safe, effective, and evidence-based chiropractic care to his patients both at his private practice in Mission Valley, San Diego and to active duty military members at Navy Medical Center San Diego. Conditions that have responded well to chiropractic care are headaches, migraines, neck pain, back pain, pregnancy related back pain, sciatica, and auto injuries.Call 619-862-3195 today to start enjoying life again.