Did you know that 91 Americans die every single day due to opioid overdose? Opioids are a class of drug used to reduce pain that have been increasingly abused across the United States. Opioids are grouped into 3 major categories; prescription, fentanyl, and heroin. Prescription opioids such as OxyContin are commonly prescribed to treat severe pain. Fentanyl is an extremely potent synthetic opioid (even stronger than morphine) that is typically prescribed for those suffering from cancer related pain. Lastly, heroin is the most potent opioid and an illegal street drug in America. 1,000 people are admitted to the emergency room on a daily basis due to misuse of opioid drugs. In addition, the number of opioid overdose deaths has quadrupled since 1999 according to the CDC.
Too many people in today’s society want to take a pill to cure bodily ailments when there are natural and safe ways to improve one’s health. No matter what illness or impairment you may be experiencing, always try out drug free treatment methods such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture, or simply make lifestyle changes first before turning to pharmaceutical drugs for relief. Keep in mind chiropractic care isn’t just about back pain. It can help with arthritis, headaches, high blood pressure, digestive issues, and even boost your immune system. So, next time you’re experiencing pain give us a call at 843-884-1876 and we can help!