Archive for October 23, 2017
Chronic pain is a common part of our world. People experience many different types of pain on a daily basis. There are also numerous causes for these pains, including medical conditions, lack of exercise, injury, or even stress. Each year, 50% of U.S. adults develop a musculoskeletal injury that persists longer than three months. Early treatment is the best way to prevent chronic pain, but this is not always possible. The following barriers sometimes stop people from receiving the treatment they need.
They think it will get better soon
Injuries especially can be extended because the person thinks they will get better soon. If you have ever twisted your ankle and simply stayed off of it for weeks, you could actually be doing more damage than good. If the twist is som
Are you a recovering addict that requires pain medications? Suffering an injury can be especially troubling for a patient that has been sober from opiate and opioids for many years. While the patient might want to avoid the temptations and addictions that can come with opiates and opioids use, sometimes the use of pain medications are necessary. If you are currently struggling with this dilemma, you will find the following tips helpful.
Consult with your physician
If your physician can prescribe you opiates and opioids for pain management, it is important to learn more about them. Inform your physician of your recent addiction and inquire if there are any less addictive substances that can reduce your pain, but also reduce the chances of addiction. Your physician can also p