Chiropractic – The Answer to the Opioid Epidemic

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Chiropractic – The Answer to the Opioid Epidemic

No one wants to live in pain.

It makes life unbearable. It is no wonder that so many people get hooked on opioid pain killers. Not just because they are addictive but because without treating the cause of the pain once that band-aid wears off (the medication) you are right back to being in pain again and the cycle is doomed to continue.

Pain killer addiction has taken a huge toll on the lives of many Floridians. By the CDC’s latest statistics as many as 1 in 4 patients who are written a prescription for opioids for long term care will struggle with addiction. Thousands being treated in the ER for misusing their script.

Since just 1999 yearly deaths involving prescription opioid medications have quadrupled.

There are other issues besides addiction that go hand in hand with using these types of medications, especially long term. Numbing a pain may convince the patient that they are healing or that the problem is less severe in nature than it really is.

Chiropractic and other non-drug approaches to pain management can be the first line against pain and addiction caused by the saturation of the body by prescription opioid pain medications. Growing research validates the effectiveness of chiropractic, leading many respected health care organizations to recommend chiropractic for pain relief.

The American College of Physicians updated the guidelines for the treatment of acute and chronic low back pain to recommend chiropractic first before resorting to drug therapies.

Even the CDC Center for Disease Control has announced guidelines for prescribing opioids that also promote non-drug alternatives for the treatment of chronic pain.

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) encourages patients to utilize non-drug related therapies first before resorting to the use of prescription drugs to help alleviate pain.

You do not have to continue to live in pain or constantly pop prescription medication to try to normalize again. We invite you to come to see us at the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. right here in Fort Myers, Florida. Let us get you back on track to health and eliminate pain, naturally – by allowing your body a chance to really heal.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.


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