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The FDA just released new guidelines for pain care which--for the first time--emphasize chiropractic, acupuncture, and physical therapy over dangerous drugs. In this episode, learn:

--How "the worst drug crisis in American history" has been created by the pharmaceutical industry, which pressured government to bury recommendations for non-drug options to be the first line of care in treating pain.

--The difference between the Obama Administration approach to FDA pain guidelines and the new Trump Administration's revisions to those guidelines. And the new skepticism in the Trump Administration towards the pharmaceutical industry.

--Why the push to prescribe more opiate drugs occurred in the early 1990's and how that led to one opioid prescription being written for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. today.

--Why Dr. Prather says opioids do NOT decrease pain, but actually INCREASE pain by destroying the body's natural ability to fight pain. Plus, how the very best programs for opiate addiction have less than a 10% success rate.

--The difference between pharmaceutical-based "symptom" care and the Structure-Function approach that focuses on the underlying cause. And the research that shows non-addictive, Structure-Function care to be as effective or more effective (even in the short-term) than medications.

--How the experts recommend that 80% of all health care be from the Structure-Function model and 20% of all care be from the Disease Care model. And how this balance would solve our health care crisis.

--The Auriculotherapy treatment most people have not heard of, but is "extremely effective" in treating neurological pain and in treating addictions. And why Dr. Prather says it is one of the most effective treatments and a "huge answer" for those with opioid addiction.

--Why Dr. Prather says the key to targeting pain is often through targeting the underlying inflammation.

--The importance of rehab and corrective exercises so that a patient can make sure they don't re-create the problem.

--The steps Dr. Prather thinks are necessary to change course on our opioid addiction crisis. (Including what Dr. Prather thinks about prescription drug advertising on television.)

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