When a physician prescribes an opioid -- such as oxycodone (OxyContin, Roxicodone) and those containing hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Norco) -- to help you or a loved one to manage nagging back pain, the last thing on your mind is that the drug is addictive and may lead to dependency, drug abuse, or even death.
Addiction can happen quickly -- within a few
weeks -- and depends upon the specific
According to the
Clinic, the signs and symptoms of problems related to prescription opioid
Be on the lookout for other signs:
If you think you, your friend or loved one may have a problem with prescription drug use for non-cancer related pain, talk to the doctor.
Don't feel embarrassed or fearful of betraying
It's far easier to tackle the problem of prescription drug abuse early -- before it becomes a dangerous addiction that leads to more-serious health or life-threatening behaviors.
A better alternative for dealing with pain is to access care from a doctor of chiropractic (DC) -- right from the onset of back, neck or musculoskeletal pain.
According to the Foundation for Chiropractic
Progress, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to
providing consumers with education and a greater
understanding of the
value of drug-free pain management, chiropractic care is a
safer option than opioids.
A DC is highly educated and trained to provide effective acute, subacute or chronic back pain management. Chiropractic care is covered by most insurance and health plans.
Help to spread the message that prescription opioid drugs can be dangerous -- and that there are safer options for you, your friends and your loved ones.
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