The statistics are outrageous when it comes to the failure of prescription drugs in managing pain. But there are effective, non-drug alternatives to correct the root cause of pain. In this episode, you'll learn:
--The new government recommendations for pain that took effect on January 1, 2015 (and why the new recommendations are a dramatic change from the previous "drug-first" recommendations).
--Why the first line of treatment for pain needs to be a non-invasive, non-addictive Structure/Function approach. (Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage, Physical Therapy)
--How opiate addiction is a disease process that causes physiological and physical changes in the brain.
--How Medicaid patients are several times more likely to be prescribed an opiate for pain compared to patients not on Medicaid. (And how just 20% of all doctors prescribe 80% of opiates.)
--Why Dr. Prather says you are NEVER safe taking even a properly-prescribed pharmaceutical due to their very nature.
--The risk to our children from prescription drug abuse, and how pharmaceuticals are fueling the heroin epidemic.
--The pain cream containing opiates that reduces the opiate levels in your blood stream by 90% and can help wean patients off of opiates.
--Why most doctors are unequipped to provide pain management under the new recommended care standards.
--How Acupuncture increases your body's own natural opiates to fight pain and provide a long-term effect in helping your body to handle pain. (And the non-needle Acupuncture options available.)
--The Auricular Therapy treatment that electrically stimulates points on the ears to stimulate the brain in order to help manage pain and even fight addiction. (And why Dr. Prather calls it "the most proven therapy in the world".)