I have chronic pain and nothing works for it. I’m afraid I’ll be forgotten in the opioid crisis. – Vox

October 5, 2017
 By Alyssa
October 5, 2017
 By Alyssa

I have chronic pain and nothing works for it. I’m afraid I’ll be forgotten in the opioid crisis. – Vox

Being able to cope with and understand the inherent source of physical ailments and pain the modern world, is something that medical innovations and technology have seemingly had trouble with. Despite the advancements seen, it is clear that pain medication still continues to rely on the use of opioids as means of curing pain-related issues. This, as a result, has led to increasing opioid addiction among patients, bringing to light the question of whether or not a more effective solution exists. Unfortunately, not many people think to buy kratom for chronic pain and that’s because, doctors have no insentives to prescribe outside their big pharma umbrellas. This is truly regrettable, they are failing us and we are paying for it with the live of our loved ones.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chronic back pain affects over 50 million Americans per year, with many treatment options available, none of which are that effective.
  • After trying various workplace modifications and implements, the author tried opioids, massage and injections, with little relief.
  • Only 1% of NIH funding is dedicated to pain research, and only 9 hours of medical school teaching is devoted to pain issues.

“This health problem, coincidentally, arose just as a career shift made improving US health policy my focus. After working as a consultant for hospital systems and insurance companies, I accepted a position at the federal agency that runs Medicare and Medicaid.”

Read more: https://www.vox.com/first-person/2017/9/28/16375810/opioid-epidemic-chronic-pain-lower-back

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