Deaths related to pharmaceutical pain killers are on the rise. But Dr. Prather says there are safer, more effective, and natural alternatives to pain relief through Structure/Function Health Care. In this episode, find out:
--The shocking statistics about how many Americans are dealing with pain.
--The mistake made in 1999 when the increased use of pharmaceutical pain killers was encouraged...with results that are a "complete disaster".
--Why Dr. Prather says opiates are good for short-term pain, but "absolutely a complete disaster" for chronic pain.
--How pharmaceutical opiates leave you in a "worse pain situation than when you started" by damaging your body's own pain management ability.
--That there are 238 million pain prescriptions written every year in the United States, with the U.S. consuming 80% of all world pain medication (yet with less than 5% of the world's population).
--How Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Auriculotherapy, Massage, and Nutritional remedies have been shown in the short-term to be "as effective as opiates" for pain relief without any of the side effects, but MUCH more effective than opiates in the long-term as they help the body's own ability to fight pain.
--Why Dr. Prather says a combination of treatments in his office has been proven far more effective than relying on just one type of therapy.
--Why Dr. Prather calls the P-Stim treatment in his office "the future of pain care" as it deals with the impact of pain upon the brain.
--That Dr. Prather says the only solution to the opiate problem is to move to where 80% of our health care is from the Structure/Function model (as opposed to the Disease Care model).
--How Dr. Prather helps eliminate all drug withdrawal symptoms for those addicted to opiate pain killers.