Citing statistics indicating that 40 people die every day in the U.S. from prescription pain killer overdose, CDC director Tom Frieden bluntly called for doctors to stop over prescribing the drugs. The CDC’s voluntary guidelines called for opioid pain killers such as Vicodin and oxycontin to be the last resort for doctors – not the first one.
Lost in the media coverage of the new CDC guidelines, though, was how few studies on opioid effectiveness in chronic pain have actually been done. Find out what the CDC report said, and let us know your experience with opioid pain drugs and chronic pain in
May read later; meanwhile – wouldn’t it be nice if the headline said, ‘CDC Slams Lack of Treatments for Chronic Pain and Vows to Improve’?
I wrote an article on natural pain relief. I had tremendous pain and I refused even to take any current drug. I found relief with some of these natural remedies. I wasn’t on Opioids, The pain was so pad I could stand but it took time to stop the muscles from yelling at me. I wasn’t on Opioids, I would slowly massage and stretch out the pain it took months but I am now pain free
Putting the Fire Out With Natural Pain Relief
Aren’t you lucky to have found a “cure” for everyone with anything that induces chronic pain! For literally thousands of years people have used opiates for pain but in less than TEN YEARS we are supposed to just up and quit using narcotics because some nuts in control of our medicines SAY SO?! I am moving to a country that doesn’t stick it’s nose into my personal medical history! Making plans NOW to live in Mexico! I am 65 years old and have lived with polyneuropathy for fully half my life. Without drugs to help me, why bother living in the USA? It’s become too authoritarian to survive with any degree of comfort.