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Get Off Of Narcotic Pain Meds

June 22, 2022

Chronic pain affects at least 100 million Americans. Though many treatments are available for pain, the number of prescriptions for opioid pain relievers has increased dramatically in the past 10 years. As a result, many people who use prescription opioids to treat their chronic pain have become addicted to them. Besides damaging their own lives, addiction also has significantly negative impacts on users’ family and friends.

But know that narcotic pain meds needn’t be the answer to your chronic pain, wherever it lies in your body. Our experts at Palmetto Pain Management are masters in relieving pain without drugs. We instead use a number of highly effective holistic/integrative methods that are effective and safe. 

There are countless disadvantages to using opioid pain relievers. The wide range of short- and long-term, direct and indirect effects include:

  • the risk of addiction.
  • mood swings.
  • heart attack.
  • crippling constipation.
  • negative changes in appetite, heart rate and blood pressure.
  • altering areas of the brain that are necessary for life-sustaining functions, as well parts that let people experience normal pleasures in life such as food and sex, their ability to control their stress level, their decision-making, and their ability to learn and remember.

Broader negative outcomes can be seen in education level, employment, housing situations, relationships and involvement in crimes.

At Palmetto Pain Management, our skilled and compassionate team offers a variety of effective techniques to treat a wide range of chronic pain conditions. These treatments are generally less invasive, result in fewer side effects, and generate remarkable results when administered correctly.

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