Tag / Opioid Withdrawl
The U.S. has spent over $20 billion in emergency department and inpatient care for opioid poisonings —so no wonder why doctors are cautious. It still leaves chronic back pain patients who aren't abusing the system, who actually need pain relief with nowhere to turn. Is there a way to make it fair? We are not sure. What we can do is take a walk inside the emergency room doors and find out what it's really like for a chronic back pain patient to find pain relief.
The DEA raided the inside of Marion Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Indiana because they purchased 832,310 pills of hydrocodone. Within the first three-quarters of 2015, the quantity of hydrocodone progressed into more than one million pills. Today, the formerly investigated hospital accused of handing out opioids too freely is now cutting off all vet prescriptions...
Tapering off opioids not only places physical distress on your already painful body but the mental dilemma you may face while attempting to quit opioids is something you cannot understand unless you are in it. When you finally make the decision to seek alternative treatment options for your back pain, you didn't account for how hard it can actually be to stop...