Chronic Pain: where do we go from here?
The Institute of Medicine has concluded over 100 million Americans suffer with chronic pain with an annual estimated cost of $600 Billion in medical expenses and lost productivity. More Americans suffer from chronic pain than diabetes, cancer of all types, heart disease and stroke combined. Despite all of the miraculous advances in modern health care no cause of chronic pain has been identified and as yet, there is no cure. Instead, health care providers have increasing relied on opioid or overpowering narcotic pain pills to control pain. The result is a national epidemic of prescription abuse and overdose. More people die from overdose on prescription medications than from heroin and cocaine combined. Even medications purchased over-the-counter such as ibuprofen or naproxen can result in deadly bleeding stomach ulcers or kidney failure. High dose acetaminophen can result in catastrophic liver failure. Surgery is fraught with potential complications and failures.
For now at least, chronic pain sufferers shouldn’t rely solely on modern medicine to solve all of their chronic pain issues. Instead, chronic pain sufferers must try to take control of their pain and turn to a combination of life-style changes and time-tested natural pain relieving modalities in conjunction with established medical treatments. Obesity is one of the most common medical conditions associated with chronic pain conditions such as arthritis and back pain. Pain sufferers who are obese must establish a healthy diet and renounce their sedentary life-style. In addition to other devastating consequences, smoking has been shown to increase chronic pain. Yoga, meditation, and reducing stress are ways to successfully reduce pain.
Topical medications such as Overtime Pain Relief Lotion are recommended by physicians to temporarily relieve pain from simple arthritis and muscle strain. Overtime Pain Relief Lotion was created by a board-certified UCLA-trained pain management physician to help relieve pain in his patients. Overtime is formulated with proven natural pain relieving medications and ingredients which actually enhance penetration through the skin to the painful tissues. The active ingredients in Overtime have been shown in scientific studies to temporarily relieve pain from arthritis, muscle pain, tendonitis, bursitis and even neuropathies such as diabetic neuropathy. Overtime also has a 30-day money back guarantee, a guarantee most topical pain relievers don’t offer. Overtime is available without a prescription and only sold online at www.overtimepainrelief.com or by calling 800-880-PAIN. Do you want pain to control you, or will you take control of your pain?